By Wally Edge | July 18th, 2008 - 8:32am
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Leonard Lance has less than $81,000 cash on hand for his campaign for Congress.  Linda Stender has $1.2M in the bank.Leonard Lance has less than $81,000 cash on hand for his campaign for Congress. Linda Stender has $1.2M in the bank.
Some Winners & Losers are obvious this week, as candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives disclosed how they've done as fundraisers over the last three months. Republican Senate candidate Dick Zimmer, with $411K cash on hand, is struggling. So is his Democratic opponent, incumbent Frank Lautenberg, who has just $1.3M in his war chest -- not much for a four-term Senator. But Lautenberg can self finance, and Zimmer says he can't.

Democrat John Adler is a clear winner: he's raised $1.9 million for his third district race -- that's more than any non-incumbent candidate nationally. His GOP rival for the House seat Democrats haven't won since 1882, Chris Myers, has $150,000 left after a tough primary. In the 7th district, Linda Stender is way ahead in the money game. Republican Leonard Lance has less than $81K in the bank -- not enough to run a race for Sheriff in a politically competitive county.

Kudos to the Blind Rabbi, Dennis Shulman, who has raised $585K in his very uphill fight against Scott Garrett. And to Christopher Smith, the 14-term GOP incumbent in the 4th district, who is taking Josh Zeitz seriously and now has $500K in his campaign treasury.

Winners
Winner #1: 
Mike Muller
The Democratic operative who runs Joe Roberts' campaign operation will run the Democratic Coordinated Campaign this year.
Winner #2: 
Ben Dworkin
He's got big shoes to fill as David Rebovich's replacement at the Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University.
Winner #3: 
JON CORZINE
Raises more money for his '09 re-election bid, this time at the home of a former United States Senator.
Winner #4: 
Stephanie Salvatore
She's named the interim Superintendent of Elections for Gloucester County.
Winner #5: 
James Devine
The Democratic operative and newspaper publisher avoids eviction proceedings by restructuring his lease.
Losers
Loser #1: 
Carla Katz
Another bad week for the ousted CWA Local 1034 President: the U.S. Attorney has subpoenaed her records.
Loser #2: 
Wanda Molina
The former Jersey City Municipal Court Judge is indicted for ticket fixing.
Loser #3: 
Eldridge Hawkins Jr.
The newly-elected 28-year-old Mayor of Orange raises his salary from $25,000 to $104,700.
Loser #4: 
David Ganz
Loser #4 text: 
The Bergen County Freeholder spends three hours being interviewed by the FBI for his role in a grants consulting firm probe.
Loser #5: 
Jim Courter
The former Congressman and GOP gubernatorial candidate quits his post on John McCain's campaign after his company was fined $1.3M by the FCC.

The Back Room

McGreevey expresses no desire to be power broker in Newark mayoral race

Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey might remember that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James played a significant role in helping him to get that title. But regarding the highly contentious Newark mayoral race between candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries, McGreevey told PolitickerNJ.com on Thursday that he has no interest in picking a side.  

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Wake-Up Call

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The future of NJ Politics should not be politicians investigating politicians

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

“The new agenda is charter schools. It’s a profit-making business. $500 million will not be in our hands. The school board is an advisory board. We are not going to tell the governor to unleash the dollars. Don’t be fooled. It’s not abracadabra. It’s politics.” - Paterson Mayor Jeff Jones

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