State Sen. Marcia Karrow (R-Raritan) has raised twice as much as her GOP primary opponent, Assemblyman Michael Doherty (R-Oxford) in the race for State Senate in the 23rd district. The two will face off on June 2 for the second time this year in a special election for the seat of Leonard Lance, who resigned in after his election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Karrow has raised $99,136 and has $67,048 cash on hand. Doherty has raised $49,318 and has $33,023 remaining in his war chest.
Karrow defeated Doherty 58%-42% in a special election convention held last January. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat Harvey Baron in a November special election to fill the remaining 26 months of Lance’s term. Doherty has maintained that his chances are better in a Republican primary; he received more votes than Karrow in 2005 and 2007.