“Once again, several districts that traditionally have been battlegrounds, including the 38th, 14th, and 2nd, are among those drawing the most funds from the parties,’’ Brindle said. “More than $15 million, or nearly 60 percent of all funds raised by both parties, have been funneled into the 10 districts seen as most competitive.
Here are the districts and the amount of money raised: 38th, $2.2 million; 27th, $2 million; 3rd, $1.9 million; 2nd, $1.8 million; 14th, $1.6 million; 36th, $1.4 million; 7th, $1.3 million; 17th, $1.1 million; 18th, $856,272, and 21st, $813,721.
“An even larger share of funds spent- $9.4 million, or 74 percent- has gone to the top ten districts (by spending),” Brindle said.
Among the ten candidates with the largest cash-on-hand reserves, all are senators. They are Richard Codey (D-Essex), $902,159; Stephen M. Sweeney (D-Gloucester), $840,410; Shirley K. Turner (D-Mercer), $580,987; Donald W. Norcross (D-Camden), $538,035; Thomas M. Kean (R-Union), $512,971; Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), $422,666; Paul A. Sarlo (D-Bergen), $413,171; Bob Smith (D-Middlesex), $404,053; Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Union), $316,981, and Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), $286,004.
—TOM HESTER SR., NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM