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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:28 AM

Freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew struggles to raise money

Freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis) raised just $120,556 during his first three months as a congressman — substantially less than the other four New Jersey Democrats targeted for defeat next year – leaving him cash-strapped as a self-funder mulls challenging him.

The South Jersey Democrat raised 82% of his total haul from political action committees.

Van Drew has only $80,099 cash-on-hand and a debt of $28,537, according to a Federal Election Commission report he filed tonight. He spent $44,657 since January 1.

His possible Republican opponent, David Richter, the millionaire former CEO of one of the nation’s largest construction companies, announced the formation of an exploratory committee last week.

Read more: https://newjerseyglobe.com/congress/van-drew-struggles-to-raise-money/

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