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Adler, Runyan Both Claim Campaign Fundraising Victories

Runyan has double Adler's cash on hand in Congressional campaign

Democrat Shelley Adler out-fundraised incumbent Republican Jon Runyan over the last several months in the race for New Jersey's third district congressional seat. However Runyan has nearly double Adler's cash on hand as the campaign launches into full swing.

Adler raised $322,081 in the second quarter of this year, narrowly besting Runyan's $300,062. But Adler's cash on hand totals just $492,846 compared to Runyan's $902,620.

Both campaigns are preparing for a competitive race, with Adler's challenge being helped through an influx of campaign cash provided by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee through its "Red to Blue" program, which focuses on nationally significant congressional races where a Democrat is challenging a Republican incumbent.

"Shelley Adler has raised more resources in each of the first two quarters this year than the incumbent has in any previous quarter because people are responding to her call for a new direction in Washington," said Adler campaign advisor, Michael Muller in an e-mail Monday.

Runyan Campaign Manager Kristin Antonello said the incumbent has more than twice the amount of campaign funds on hand compared to the same time during the 2010 campaign.

Antonello said the Runyan camp is "very confident" heading into the summer season.

Both candidates have netted a number of endorsements in recent weeks, including the Sierra Club, United Auto Workers, Emily's List and NJ State Council of Machinists for Adler.

Runyan has picked up the endorsement of the regionally-influential Recreational Fishing Alliance, as well as that of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 322, NJ Laborers Union, Monmouth-Ocean Building & Construction Trades Council and the New Jersey Policemen's Benevolent Association, among others.

Runyan has recently focused his campaign on abolishing so-called "Obamacare" while Adler has positioned herself as an advocate for expanding education resources and preserving Medicare.

Cardinal July 19, 2012 at 12:41 AM
What's Runyan's replacement for Obamacare? 3 Guesses....Nothing.
Mike L July 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM
How we all forget that Mr Runyan tried to make his lavish properties a farm so he could get away with not paying his town's taxes and what ever else. The Republican dynasty is what put him in his present job, all he is doing what he is told....another puppet. His first trip when being sworn in was to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to see what was going on......really! A person who had no political background, made it to where he is. Mrs Adler knows more about government than our famous football player, We need checks and balances in our government, not all Republcans. Look at your Tax Bills and see what the Repulican are doing to us.....GREED, look at Ritacco and the school system he represented and stole from with the help of many that still are there and running it like he is still there! We really need a change!!!!!!
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 03, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Whole lot of money raising, but where's the work product? "Stand for what's right, or settle for what's left" - Frederick John LaVergne, "Democratic-Republican" for Congress, NJ Third (*our) District
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 03, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Will either of the "majors" sign the "Change the Rules" Pledge, which removes special interest funds from decision making in government by using the rules of the HOUSE and SENATE? changetherulespledge.org I signed. "Stand for what's right, or settle for what's left" - FJL

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