DeFusco for mayor campaign pops with campaign reaping $115K

Councilman Ravi Bhalla nets over 23K in second quarter
Late entrants Anthony Romano and Jen Giattino don’t have to file yet under NJ campaign law

The campaign fundraising sweepstakes are in for the second quarter and Councilman Mike DeFusco is the easy winner.

According to a story on Hudson County View, the DeFusco for mayor campaign raised over 115K in the quarter.

Among the names of his donors are several unions and one prominent Hoboken resident with a major election activity history: Frank “Pupie” Raia

Councilman Ravi Bhalla with the backing of his national network raised more than 23K.

Both the Anthony Romano and Jen Giattino mayoral campaigns are not required to file a campaign report on their respective fundraising figures at this time due to their late entries in the mayoral race under NJ ELEC law.

MSV can however report that the Giattino campaign in its single event held at Moran’s last week has already brought in an undetermined amount in the tens of thousands of dollars in early efforts.

Unlike some of the other campaigns, most of the Giattino for mayor fundraising reportedly comes from grassroots efforts via Hoboken residents.

The Romano for mayor campaign is reportedly making strenuous efforts to replenish its campaign funding after the freeholder election held last month. Early efforts are seeing campaign staff brought in for the mayor’s race.

The breakfast spread last weekend at the Romano for Mayor headquarters. The office was staffed up for weekend
campaign duty. They won’t be running low on fuel. 

For more on the actual fundraising numbers, please see the Hudson County View:

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