Bob Torricelli’s trust fund

Former U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli still has $2,119,472 left over from the 2002 campaign he terminated five weeks before the election, and in the last three months he has used $57,000 from that warchest to fund candidates running for office this year. Torricelli contributed $20,000 to Cory Booker’s campaign for Mayor of Newark — half of that three weeks before the May election, and the other half just before the Council runoff. He gave $5,000 to Joseph Doria, who was running for re-election as Mayor of Bayonne, and $5,000 to the re-election campaign of Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer. Another $5,000 went to Trenton 2006, a group of Council candidates allied with Palmer, He also gave $5,000 to Newark City Councilman Luis Quintana’s re-election bid (Torricelli’s reports identifies the contribution as going to Louis Quinenna), and $1,000 to Union City First, the fund allied with Union City Mayor Brian Stack. Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Louis Greenwald received a $500 contribution from the former Senator. The Torricelli warchest also gave a $4,000 campaign contribution to Luis Fortuno, who is Puerto Rico’s non-voting representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a $4,00 contribution to Tessa Hafen, a former Press Secretary to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who is running for Congress in Nevada. He also donated $3,000 to Linda Cropp, a candidate for Mayor of Washington, D.C. Bergen County Democrats gave Torricelli $10,000 — a partial repayment of a loan the former Senator made to the his former home county party.

Bob Torricelli’s trust fund