Cory Booker Out-Raises, Outspends Everyone in Senate Race

Newark mayor is leading the pack in fundraising and spending in the U.S. Senate race, according to campaign finance reports.

Cory Booker out-raises, outspends all his competition in the race for a U.S. Senate seat, according to campaign finance reports.
Cory Booker out-raises, outspends all his competition in the race for a U.S. Senate seat, according to campaign finance reports.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker raised about six times as much as his nearest competitor in the race for an empty U.S. Senate seat and spent more in July than all the candidates combined, according to new campaign finance reports.

Booker raised $2.1 million between July 1 and July 24, according to pre-primary filings with the Federal Election Commission – about six times as much as his nearest competitor.

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) raised $355,123 during the same July period; U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) raised $180,000 and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) raised $11,690, according to the reports.

Republican Steve Lonegan raised $129,766 and Alieta Eck raised $18,283.

Booker, who is also polling far above the field of Democratic challengers in the Aug. 13 primary, has so far raised a total of $8.6 million in his bid to replace Frank Lautenberg in the Senate, according to the filings.

The Booker campaign also has spent more than all of his competitors, Republican or Democrat, combined.

During the latest reporting period, Booker’s competitors spent a total of $1.8 million among the five candidates vying in the Democratic and Republican primaries. Booker spent $2.5 million alone, the reports say.

So far in the campaign Booker has spent a running total of $4.4 million – leaving the two-term mayor with just more than $4 million cash on hand at the end of the reporting period, according to the reports.

During the reporting period, Holt spent $698,965 – for a running total of just less than $800,000 so far – leaving him with $667,147 cash on hand.

Pallone spent $914,746 in the reporting period – for a running total of just more than $1 million – leaving him with $2.6 million cash on hand.

Oliver spent $6,925 in the July reporting period – the only money she’s spent so far – leaving her with $4,764 cash on hand, the reports say.

Lonegan spent $171,503 in July, leaving the former Bogota mayor with just more than $150 at the end of the reporting period. Eck was left with $18,061, after spending $20,052 in the July reporting period.

MrDoughnut August 06, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Gee with that kind of money he could fix up Newark.
Brian Ford August 06, 2013 at 11:00 PM
cory booker must be stopped - the NYT actually called his 'coziness with the moneyed class" an "asset" in their endorsement - he has NOT been good for the people and schools of Newark and his neoliberal "reform" must be challenged
Occidentalist August 07, 2013 at 08:37 AM
Booker is a clown. A bought buffoon. Cory Booker makes a great Cory Booker but a lousy mayor. He's done nothing for Newark. In Newark, taxes have risen more than 20%over the past three years, even after the city laid off about 1,100 workers, including more than 160 police officers. Crime has risen, and unemployment is up. Schools remain under state control, and the city's finances remain so troubled that it cannot borrow to fix its antiquated water system. While new restaurants have risen near the Prudential Center downtown, those in the outer wards were placed under a curfew this year because of shootings and drug dealing. Vote Rush Holt. True change.
c August 07, 2013 at 08:52 AM
Comrade Holt is worse than Booker, if that is possible.
Occidentalist August 07, 2013 at 09:10 AM
Do you have reasons or is this just empty rhetoric?
pdq August 07, 2013 at 10:03 AM
2013 Senate Candidate Survey Questions Cory Booker* Do you support…? - Giving local communities the ability to decide if a new charter school should be allowed to open, if that charter school would draw students and funding from their school district NO Mr. Booker wants to take local control away from the taxpayers?
Susana Sotillo August 07, 2013 at 02:16 PM
He and others are undermining public education, bashing unions, and promoting a corporate agenda in public schools and institutions of higher learning. Taxpayers' monies should not be used to finance charter-private or religious schools. Private schools don't have to abide with some of the restrictions on public schools. Furthermore, disruptive students can be sent elsewhere. That elsewhere would mean "public schools." It is a shame what is happening in 21st century America. Instead of moving forward by adopting and adapting successful school models in Denmark, Sweden, or Norway to the American experience, they are copying the formula of the Third Word: Private schools for those who can afford it and poorly funded, dilapidated public schools for everyone else. And let us not even ask what the "darling" of the "in-crowd" will do for developers. How many jobs have been generated in Newark for ordinary citizens/residents? What opportunities for retraining has this "darling" of the glitterati offered unemployed residents in Newark? What opportunities for home ownership are afforded to the working poor and middle-class individuals who want to own their own homes? Instead of promoting home ownership and pride in one's neighborhoods, the glitterati and their puppets are promoting the construction of more and more apartment buildings in already overpopulated towns that offer no amenities to residents. How can we the people allow this to happen?
Francis Lehane August 11, 2013 at 07:15 AM
Booker is a show horse as Spitzer and Weiner are Trojan Horses for the sexually depraved


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