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Andy Kim/Tammy Murphy neck & neck in fundraising in senate race

New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy has nearly erased the lead in fundraising by Rep Andy Kim in the race for U.S. Senate.

Murphy raised $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to Kim’s $2.8 million, reported Politico.

She entered the race six weeks after Kim who had already raised $1 million to replace indicted Sen. Bob Menendez. Both currently have $2.7 million in their treasury.

Kim has served as a representative of the 3rd district of New Jersey since 2019. Murphy has been first lady of the state since 2018 when her husband Phil Murphy became governor.

Kim says 92% of the contributions he received in the fourth quarter were $100 or less with no money coming from Political Action Committees or PACs, according to New Jersey Globe.

“$100 might not seem like a lot to some, but I know what $100 means to working families,” said Kim.

Less than one percent of the contributions for Murphy were less than $100.

The two candidates will meet in a head to head debate on February 18th.

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