Sherrill has a 12-1 cash advantage in the NJ-11 House race

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) raised a solid $969,527 in the third quarter of 2022 and had a titanic $3,372,655 in the bank as of Sept. 30 and had a 12-1 cash advantage over the past five weeks. of the mid-term elections.

His Republican opponent, former Passaic County assistant attorney Paul DeGroot, said he raised $171,544 in the third quarter, including a $25,000 personal loan. His cash was $278,996 at the end of the reporting period two weeks ago.

Sherrill has raised $5,786,337 so far this cycle and has spent $2,413,682 on his bid for re-election to a third term in New Jersey’s 11th District.

DeGroot raised $636,323, including $431,421 in personal loans for his campaign. He spent more than $180,000 to score a mostly offline victory in the June Republican primary against Morris County Commissioner Tayfun Selen, who had the support of an organization in Morris and Essex counties. . DeGroot beat Selen by 1,292 votes, 39%-35%.

Sherill was new to the political scene six years ago when she challenged House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-Harding) in what was considered a safe Republican neighborhood. A former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, Sherrill’s early fundraising prowess — she raised $1.2 million at the end of 2017 — spooked retired Frelinghuysen.

The redistricting made the 11th more Democratic-friendly, removing some Republican-heavy areas — Sussex County is no longer in the district — and replacing it with liberal enclaves like Maplewood and Millburn, as well as some politically competitive municipalities. The new district gave Joe Biden a 17-point advantage in the last presidential election.

Sherrill and DeGroot will face off in a debate sponsored by the New Jersey Globe on Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m.

About Daisy Rawson

Check Also

Biden’s student debt relief plan blocked by judge: What to know in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY – A Texas federal judge has overturned President Joe Biden’s ruling student loan …