In the redistricted LD 7, Assembly candidate Troy Singleton is leading every other single candidate in individual fundraising and cash-on-hand, both among his running mates and his Republican adversaries, according to the state Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
A former legislative aide, chief to former Speaker Joe Roberts (D-5) and longtime affiliate of the South Jersey Democratic Organization, Singleton reported raising $362,569 for his LD 7 Assembly campaign.
He has $172,421 cash-on-hand.
His running mate, veteran Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7), raised $163,299 this cycle and has $50,056 cash-on-hand.
Their joint campaign with Democratic Senate candidate Gail Cook raised $175,885 and has $36,714. Cook alone raised $23,852 and has $2,426.
On the Republican side, incumbent state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) raised $209,076 and has $141,413 cash-on-hand.
Republican sources off the record have harped on Singleton running a single-candidate campaign, but Allen does not share a campaign account with her Republican running mates.
The LD7 GOP Assembly candidates, Mount Laurel Mayor Jim Keenan and businessman Kevin Halgas, together raised $227,121 and report $43,669.50 in the bank
Contacted for comment, LD7 GOP Campaign Manager Adam Bauer said of the Republican campaign, “There have been three joint mailers and a joint TV spot to date.”