In Bergen County, the two Democratic freeholders up for reelection have out-raised their Republican challengers by about three-to-one.
Incumbents Julie O’Brien and Vernon Walton have raised $136,692 in their joint campaign account and finished up just short of $6,000 in the red (they donated much of the campaign account’s money to the Bergen County Democratic Organization, which has not yet filed).
In their separate campaign accounts, Republicans John Driscoll and Rob Hermansen have raised a combined $47,187 and have a little under $4,000 on hand.
A more accurate picture of the campaign finance’s will emerge when the county’s two political parties filed their reports with the Election Law Enforcement Commission on October 15.
Hermansen said that he and Driscoll expect the Bergen County Republican Organization – which has already paid for a poll on behalf of the freeholders — to chip in about $100,000 to the race by election day.
“They have raised a good chunk of change for us this year that is going to be used for our campaign,” he said.