In the premiere match-up of the cycle, incumbent Republican Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan raised $162,922 for her individual campaign account in the last quarter and has $55,438 cash on hand, according to the state Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
Donovan’s rival Democratic Bergen County Freeholder James Tedesco raised $205,225 for his individual campaign account and has a closing balance of $23,607.
Donovan reported nearly $38,000 in contributions from the Bergen County Republican Organization (BCRO).
Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) chipped in $5,000.
The Laborers gave Donovan $8,200.
As for Tedesco, some of his contributors included state Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-36) ($8,200) and the Carpenters ($2,500).
Fledgling gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy gave $1,000 to Tedesco.