By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
All 12 U.S. House members from New Jersey have one thing in common: They raised more money than their opponents last year.
Eleven incumbents were re-elected in November. The 12th, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.) was outraised by his Democratic challenger, former White House speechwriter Josh Gottheimer, and lost his bid for an eighth term.
The lawmakers will tell the Federal Election Commission this weekend how much they’ve raised during the first three months of 2017 for their upcoming re-election campaigns. Here’s where they got their money from to run their last races. Data is from the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group, and covers the period Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016.
Far fewer making contributions to Donald Trump, analysis shows
New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum, a newly minted Pulitzer Prize winner, spent the Republican National Convention pen-pricking presidential nominee Donald Trump as a misogynist shyster running an “ugly and xenophobic campaign.”
What Nussbaum didn’t disclose in her dispatches: she contributed $250 to Democrat Hillary Clinton in April.
On the nation’s left coast, Les Waldron, an Emmy Award-winning assignment editor at television station KFMB, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, swung right in July, shooting $28 to Trump.
And Carole Simpson, a former ABC “World News Tonight” anchor who in 1992 became the first African-American woman to moderate a presidential debate, is not moderate about her personal politics: the current Emerson College distinguished journalist-in-residence and regular TV news guest has givenClinton $2,800.