Category: Campaign Finance

What Costs More: COVID-19 Halloween or the 2020 Presidential Election?

By Dan Backer _ America is “celebrating” the first-ever COVID Halloween. As a parent, I know this year will feel slimmed-down for adult partygoers and little monsters alike, but it will still be an expensive holiday. Nearly 60 percent of Americans plan Read More

Congressman Chris Smith has raised $730K for his reelection bid

By Art Gallagher _ Congressman Chris Smith has raised $729,885 for his reelection bid in the 4th congressional district of New Jersey, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe. Smith had $514,816 cash on hand as of December 31. – Smith has a Read More

Stepien organizes New Jersey conservative 527 group

TRENTON, N.J. – Bill Stepien continues to make moves and reassert himself as New Jersey’s top Republican operative. On Monday, the former Christie aide and White House political director announced that he filed paperwork for the brand new ‘Lead Right Read More

“Moderate” N.J. House Democrats line up to accept cash raised by Murphy, Menendez

BRIDGEWATER TWP., N.J. – Most of them ran as “moderate,” centrist, or not-so-far-left Democrats in 2018. Since then? All but one has gotten behind impeachment and, on December 16th, they accept campaign cash raised by Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Read More

Federal court presses pause button on N.J. ‘dark money’ donor disclosure law

TRENTON, N.J. – For now? New Jersey organizations which receive so-called ‘dark money’ can decline to disclose their donors. On Thursday, the ACLU, Illinois Opportunity Project, and Americans for Prosperity (AFP-NJ chapter) obtained a preliminary injunction from a federal judge Read More

NRCC says Van Drew “should quit now” after awful fundraising numbers

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. – Freshman Congress Jeff Van Drew (D, NJ-02) pulled in a pitiful $120,556 in the first quarter of 2019, less than 1/4 of neighboring freshman Democrat Andy Kim and a clear sign of trouble ahead Read More

Congressman Chris Smith raises over $235K in the first quarter

By Art Gallagher _ New Jersey’s only Republican representative in Washington posted a strong fundraising result for the first quarter of the 2020 election cycle. Congressman Chris Smith raised $236,494 in the quarter and has $212,194 cash on hand, New Jersey Globe reports. _ Read More