Veteran U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) raised $156,933 in the second fundraising quarter of 2011, leaving him with $372,769 cash on hand and $441,079 in debt, according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
As Democrats and Republicans consider congressional redistricting this year and New Jerseyans anticipate losing a seat, Frelinghuysen’s 11th District seat could be in play.
Democrats continue to circulate a map that pits Frelinghuysen against fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5). Sources also mention the potential for an inter-party turf fight between Frelinghuysen and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-8).
Pascrell has spent at least the last two years attending the Morris County Democratic Party’s annual summer picnic in Frelinghuysen’s leafy GOP district, where the Republican incumbent has been dominant since 1995.
For the record, money is generally not an issue for Frelinghuysen, one of the nation’s richest federal lawmakers with assets totaling at least $22.41 million.