AVALON, NJ – David Richter, the Republican candidate running to represent New Jersey’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, filed his third quarter financial report earlier today with the Federal Election Commission and announced raising an impressive $413,000 during the quarter and finished with $390,000 cash-on-hand.
Richter brought in $113,000 from contributors in just seven weeks since announcing his candidacy on August 12th. He also added $300,000 of his own personal funds to the campaign.
“It is imperative that our party nominates a candidate who can run a well-funded, first-class campaign against Jeff Van Drew, who is one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in Congress,” said Richter. President Trump won the district by five points in 2016 and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin won it by ten points it in 2018, while Van Drew barely won the district despite outspending his Republican opponent by more than six-to-one.
“Despite running as an alleged conservative Democrat, Van Drew has voted with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nearly 90% of the time. He is voting against the interests of small and family-owned businesses, he is voting against the interests of law-abiding gun owners, and he is voting against the interests of working families. The citizens of South Jersey need a real conservative in Congress who will work hard for smaller government, lower taxes and secure borders, and who will fight to protect, not undermine, their constitutional rights,” added Richter.
New Jersey’s Second Congressional District includes all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties as well as parts of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Ocean counties. The Republican primary is scheduled for June 2, 2020.
Richter is the former CEO of global construction management firm Hill International. A lifelong Republican, he grew up in and has spent most of his life living and working in South Jersey. He earned two bachelor’s degrees and a law degree from Penn as well as master’s degrees from Oxford and Harvard. Richter and his wife Michelle, who have been married for 20 years, are the parents of four daughters.
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