The Garrett For Congress campaign today announced it has raised $453,233.14 in the second quarter of 2011 for a total cash on hand of 1,402,402.86.
“We are, of course, very happy with these numbers and the strong support Congressman Garrett continues to receive,” said Mike Inganamort, U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett’s (R-5) political director. “It is further proof that New Jerseyans support Congressman Garrett’s efforts to rein in government through less spending and lower taxes.”
Garrett’s aggressive fundraising comes at the brink of congressional redistricting and a New Jersey population down-drift statewide that will cause the elimination of one of the state’s 13 congressional seats.
Democratic Party sources say Dems wants to try to pit Garrett against U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11).
On their ideal map, Republicans would force U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-8) against U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-9).
A compromise could force Pascrell or Rothman against Frelinghuysen or Garrett.