Pallone tops N.J. delegation with $4 million war chest

Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) has the biggest campaign war chest in New Jersey’s thirteen member congressional delegation, with more than twice as much money in the bank as Steve Rothman (D-Fair Lawn). Pallone has $4,012,918, while Rothman has $1,759,842. Pallone raised $355,661 during the last quarter, while Rothman brought in just $25,212 – less than any other New Jersey Congressman from either party.

Christopher Smith (R-Hamilton) has the lowest cash on hand – just $120,480. He is expected to face a Republican primary challenge, possibly from former Holmdel Deputy Mayor Alan Bateman. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights) has $195,210 in the bank, and still carries a debt from his challenge to Frank Lautenberg (D-Cliffside Park) in the 2008 Democratic U.S. Senate primary.

Freshman John Adler (D-Cherry Hill), who won a House seat last year with 52% in a district the Republicans had not lost since 1886, has $1,193,060 cash on hand. He raised $404,405 during the last quarter – the best in the New Jersey delegation. Another freshman, Leonard Lance (R-Clinton), has $314,755.

Three other New Jersey Congressmen have more than $1 million on hand: Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson), $1,373,320; Frank LoBiondo (R-Ventnor), $1,162,466; and Donald Payne (D-Newark), $1,154,070. In total, the New Jersey House delegation has $12,873,498 cash on hand.

Pallone tops N.J. delegation with $4 million war chest