Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker raises $4.6 million in U.S. Senate bid

July 11, 2013 at 1:17 PM
| License Photo

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker raised $4.6 million in his bid to be the Democratic candidate in a special U.S. Senate election, Politico reported Thursday.

Booker's fundraising total for the year is $6.5 million, as he prepares to run in a primary to be the Democratic nominee in the October special election to replace the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Politico said Booker ended the quarter with $4.5 million in the bank.

Booker recently began airing ads in the New York and Philadelphia markets, among the most expensive in the country.

Booker aides said 2,027 of the donations were from New Jersey residents. They said 7,000 contributions were made overall, and 6,000 of those were first-time donors.

The Democratic and Republican special primaries are scheduled Aug. 13. The special election is Oct. 16. The winner of the special election will complete Lautenberg's unexpired term that ends in 2014.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
One arrested after Philadelphia college lockdown
Boehner delays House vote for new speaker
NASA releases thousands of Apollo mission photos on Flickr
Snowden: U.S. won't respond to offers to serve prison time
FDA approves new treatment for advanced lung cancer