State Sen. Donald Norcross raised $379,000 in the first quarter of 2014 for his First District congressional bid, which led campaign-finance filings disclosed Tuesday for South Jersey candidates for Congress.
Fund-raising reports by the five other candidates for the First District seat were not available on the Federal Election Commission's website by Tuesday evening. The seat was vacated in February when U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews resigned to take a job with a Philadelphia law firm.
The quarterly campaign-finance reporting deadline was 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. Norcross' donations are for both the primary campaign and a special election on the same day, June 3, to replace Andrews from November until January. The other candidates did not file for the special election.
Norcross (D., Camden) - who has been endorsed by the vast majority of South Jersey Democratic political figures, a bloc led by his older brother George - reported more than $350,000 cash on hand. George E. Norcross III is co-owner of The Inquirer.