In a competitive LD 2 contest, GOP challenger Vince Polistina leads incumbent state Sen. Jim Whelan, (D-2), Atlantic City, in the head-to-head money race, with a significant cash-on-hand advantage.
Whelan raised $446,484 for his Senate campaign and reported a closing balance of $43,425 in his 29-day pre-election report submitted to the state Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
In the joint campaign account he submitted with his running mates, Whelan and company have raised $471,983 and closed with $74,715 in the bank.
Polistina, an assemblyman from Egg Harbor Township, raised $556,786 for his campaign and has $219,602 cash-on-hand.
To Ocober 7, Whelan and his joint committee have spent 800,326 on their campaign, compared to Polistina, who does not have a joint committee with his running mates, who spent $337,184 over the same period of time.