Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich, a Democratic candidate for Assembly in the 11th legislative district, announced today that he has outraised his Republican opponents, Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande, over the last two fundraising periods and that he has more cash on hand than Angelini and Casagrande combined.
RED BANK– Today, Ed Zipprich, candidate for New Jersey Assembly (NJ-11), announced that he has outraised his opponents, Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande, over the last two fundraising periods. Zipprich raised a total of $21,793 during the pre and post-primary reporting periods while Angelini and Casagrande combined to raise a total of $12,200. Additionally, Zipprich has $42,819 on hand compared to Angelini and Casagrande’s combined $37,873–$23,966 on hand for Angelini and 13,907 for Casagrande.”
“I am humbled by the amount of support I’ve received across the 11th district,” said Zipprich. “It shows our campaign is building momentum and that voters are starting to pay attention to the differences between myself and my opponents. Whether it’s on raising the minimum wage, ending special tax breaks for millionaires, or finally bringing marriage equality to New Jersey, the residents of the 11th district know I will fight for them.”
MMM verified Zipprich’s numbers at the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission’s website.
Of the $16,367.72 Zipprich raised between May 24 and June 24, $8,200 was donated by 1199 SEIU, the healthcare workers union. $1000 was donated by Democracy for America, the PAC founded by former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. Fanwood (Union County) Mayor Colleen Mahr, who double dips as the Economic Development Coordinator for the Borough of Roselle gave Zipprich $2000. Former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna gave $500.
Cassagrande was unconcerned when reached for comment by MMM. ” I really don’t worry about having enough campaign funds because I won my first race after being outspent 6-1,” said Casagrande, “Mary Pat and I work very hard for our district.”
Angelini has not returned our last few phone calls, so we didn’t bother to call her for this post.
Throughout this legislative election cycle, Angelini and Casagrande have given $43,111 to other candidates, more than the $42,819 Zipprich has raised.