Now that he’s got Gilmore, Runyan needs to get money

Former Philadelphia Eagles star Jon Runyan got off to a late start as a first-time candidate for public office – delaying the announcement of his congressional campaign as he played a final season in the National Football League.  Runyan has been successful so far, securing endorsements from the Ocean, Burlington, and Camden GOP organizations.  But despite his obvious potential (including his ability to self-fund), his fundraising has not get gotten into high gear.  Runyan has raised just $150k — $100k is his own – and has $137k cash on hand.  That’s much less than the Democratic incumbent, John Adler, who had $1.4 million in the bank three months ago.  And Runyan, the strongest of the Big Three Republican challengers this year (Adler is the first Democrat to win the seat since 1884 and Republican Gov. Christopher Christie carried the district by 21 points in 2009), has the least amount of money.  Two other millionaire candidates, Scott Sipprelle and Diane Gooch, have raised more money than Runyan.

Now that he’s got Gilmore, Runyan needs to get money