Singleton leads other contenders from both parties in LD7 money race

In the redistricted LD 7, Assembly candidate Troy Singleton is leading every other single candidate in individual fundraising and cash-on-hand, both among his running mates and his Republican adversaries, according to the state Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

A former legislative aide, chief to former Speaker Joe Roberts (D-5) and longtime affiliate of the South Jersey Democratic Organization, Singleton reported raising $362,569 for his LD 7 Assembly campaign.

He has $172,421 cash-on-hand.

His running mate, veteran Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7), raised $163,299 this cycle and has $50,056 cash-on-hand.

Their joint campaign with Democratic Senate candidate Gail Cook raised $175,885 and has $36,714. Cook alone raised $23,852 and has $2,426.

On the Republican side, incumbent state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) raised $209,076 and has $141,413 cash-on-hand.

Republican sources off the record have harped on Singleton running a single-candidate campaign, but Allen does not share a campaign account with her Republican running mates.

The LD7 GOP Assembly candidates, Mount Laurel Mayor Jim Keenan and businessman Kevin Halgas, together raised $227,121 and report $43,669.50 in the bank

Contacted for comment, LD7 GOP Campaign Manager Adam Bauer said of the Republican campaign, “There have been three joint mailers and a joint TV spot to date.”

Singleton leads other contenders from both parties in LD7 money race