With just three weeks to go before the North Bergen municipal elections, the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission show that Mayor Nick Sacco has outraised challenger Larry Wainstein by about $76,000.
According to the report filed by the Sacco team on April 11th, the incumbent ticket’s war chest has come almost exclusively from the North Bergen Democratic Committee: who made made a $100,000 contribution on February 8th and then a $150,000 donation on March 19th.
The campaign also reports an additional $890.64 coming from the political entity for research and polling.
Additionally, the five-person slate indicates they have spent over $220,000 on expenses, including well over $100,000 on marketing materials. Their closing balance, or cash on hand, is about $36,452, according to the report.
Meanwhile, Wainstein’s report shows that, similar to his 2015 campaign, he is self-funding his campaign, loaning himself approximately $173,108 and reporting just $1,700 in contributions.
His April 16th ELEC filing also points out that he has spent roughly $60,600 on mailers up to this point and has just under $36,312 cash on hand.
The North Bergen municipal elections are on May 14th and features a head-to-head contest pitting Sacco and the current board of commissioners against Wainstein’s “Our Town Our Time” ticket.