CD2: LoBiondo raises $391,159 in Q3; ups COH to $1,536,508

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Frank LoBiondo, the Republican candidate in South Jersey’s 2nd district congressional race, has raised $391,159 over the last three months, according to a statement from the campaign today.

The last ditch funding efforts bring the campaign’s total cash-on-hand to $1,536,508 with less than a month to go before the November election, the campaign said.

“With 26 days left, it is clear our campaign has the financial resources and enthusiasm to lead us to victory,” campaign manager Rob Geist said in the statement. “As Congressman LoBiondo crisscrosses the district, he’s greeted by South Jersey residents eager to cast their ballot for his continued leadership and bipartisan, consensus-building approach in Washington. As we spring into the final stretch to November 4th, Congressman LoBiondo is deeply humbled and grateful to those who contributed to his campaign and looks forward to their support in the voting booth.”

LoBiondo, a 20-year Republican incumbent in CD2 — which encompasses the counties of Salem, Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic and parts of Gloucester, Camden, Burlington and Ocean — is squaring off against Democratic hopeful Bill Hughes, Jr. The incumbent’s camp has raised $1,534,430 since Hughes announced his challenge in October of last year, and is mostly expected to cruise to victory — though recent polling shows the race might be tighter than some political observers originally anticipated.

A recent Stockton College poll shows LoBiondo — or “LoBo” — with a slight 6 point lead over the relatively unknown and underfunded Hughes.

In accordance with federal law, documents were filed by the campaign with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) prior to the October 15, 2014 deadline, LoBiondo For Congress noted. CD2: LoBiondo raises $391,159 in Q3; ups COH to $1,536,508