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As N.J. legislative election nears, Democrats have raised more than Republicans

“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.


Comments (1)
1 Tuesday, 18 October 2011 15:55
Peter Talbot
No shock here: and it's the clearest sign that the tea party is a national caucus of disaffected white folks for sure. When it comes to an election with real effect on reducing government spending they are nowhere to be found: happy to protect incumbents of the myriad ivory towers in the state and unwilling to address the huge problem caused by machine politics in setting reasonable state and local budgets. I can think of no more clear indictment of the New Jersey electorate than this unassailable evidence of everyone's acceptance of the status quo. Consider Obama re-elected now and save yourselves the embolisms.

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