Congressman Frank Pallone raised $162,678 in campaign cash during the first quarter of the 2011-2012 election cycle. He spent $144,185 on entertainment, travel, salaries, an auto lease and contributions. Pallone has $3,148,393 in cash. His March 31 FEC report can be viewed here.
Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, who has been positioning himself to be Pallone’s Democratic successor in Congress since 2005, raised $1500 in the first quarter, spent $155, and has $45,894 on hand.