Republican County Committees outraise Dems in 2012 first quarter

County party committees raised and spent less than $1 million during the first quarter of 2012, with Republican committees raising more during the quarter and reporting a higher net worth, according to ELEC.

From Jan. 1 through March 31, the Republican County Committees raised $460,969 and spent $391,220, compared to the Democratic County Committees’ $430,689 raised and $587,606 spent.

The Democratic committee reported $708,074 cash-on-hand and a net worth of $294,174. The Republican committees reported $315,861 cash-on-hand and a net worth of $706,740.

Among county party committees, the Bergen County Democratic Committee beat all others by raising $148,456 and spending $133,504, ELEC reported. The Burlington County Republican Committee raised and spent the second largest totals (and highest among Republican committees) with $127,750 and $106,852 respectively.

Burlington Republicans have the most cash on hand among county party committees with $493,051, followed by Passaic Democrats, who reported $263,672 COH.

Five Democratic county organizations reported a negative net worth, including Burlington, Gloucester, Hudson, Monmouth and Somerset.

The once vaunted Hudson County Democratic Organization reported a negative balance of $316,718, according to ELEC.

Among Republicans, the Hunterdon GOP reported a negative balance of $26,424. Republican County Committees outraise Dems in 2012 first quarter