By Art Gallagher
Congressman Frank Pallone raised $206,050.06 for his 2012 reelection effort during the quarter that ended on June 30, 2011. His campaign spent $111,008.79 in the quarter, earned interest of $1080.13 and ended the quarter with $3,223,144.24 in cash, according to the Pallone for Congress FEC Form 3 filed on July 15.
Among the campaign’s expenditures is a $614 per month auto lease, gas and tolls. Someone apparently had a fender bender with the $614 per month car. The campaign spent over $900 at Tony’s Auto Body in Long Branch.
Former Governor Jon Corzine’s campaign contributions have not entirely dried up. Corzine gave Pallone $2500 in the quarter.
One of Pallone’s contributors raised my eyebrows. Jacob “Josh” Elkes, a stalwart Monmouth GOP supporter and Acting Chairman of Brookdale Community College gave Pallone $250 in June.
Eileen Kean, former President of the Neptune Township Republican Club and sister of State Senator Sean Kean, gave Pallone $250. As a lobbyist, campaign contributions are part of the cost of doing business for Kean.
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