Assemblywoman Amy Handlin raised $4,075 for her campaign to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the State Senate during the quarter that ended December 31, 2016, according to her latest filing with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. The amount almost doubles what she has raised since her last election in 2015. Her total raised for the cycle is $8,175.
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, Handlin’s district mate who is also contending for Kyrillos’s seat in the upper chamber of the legislature, raised $121,075 for his campaign during the same period.
In her November letter to the LD 13 County Committee members, Handlin said the Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik is the likely Democrat candidate for Senate. Handlin argued that because she has been on a winning ticket in Marlboro nine times, for freeholder and assembly, and was the top Republican vote getter for her office in Marlboro in each of those races, that she is a stronger candidate than O’Scanlon.
Hornik told MMM that he has not yet decided if he will enter the Senate race. If he does, “money won’t be a problem,” he said. Hornik consistently raises six figures for local Marlboro races.
Disclosure: Art Gallagher, publisher of MoreMonmouthMusings, is an adviser to Declan O’Scanlon