Jersey City Ward C council hopeful Bing says he’s raised $13k since getting into runoff election

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Jersey City Ward C council candidate Kevin Bing says he’s raised $13,000 since getting into the December 7th runoff election against Councilman Rich Boggiano.

Jersey City Ward C council candidate Kevin Bing. Twitter photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This campaign isn’t backed by wealthy donors or the political machine. We’ve built enough momentum to raise over $13,000 with the average donation under $100. Not only have we received a flux of financial support, but we’ve seen our volunteer base double in the past week,” Bing said in a statement.

“This campaign has already upended the expectations of the machine’s political gurus and insiders by getting into a runoff. Together, we are going to show that there is a real coalition around affordable housing, traffic safety, and improving Jersey City’s quality of life.”

While there is no runoff reporting date set with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, the 20-day post-election report is due on November 22nd.

In the 11-day pre-election reports from last month, Bing had $11,793.49 cash on hand and Mayor Steven Fulop’s council slate, which Boggiano is a part of, had $571,491.04 COH.

Next week’s filings will provide a better idea of how much money will be spent on the runoff.

The runoff election is taking place since none of the three Ward C council candidates were able to get over 50 percent of the vote on November 2nd.

In that contest, Tom Zuppa received 1,298 votes, Bing secured 1,456 votes, and Boggiano came in with 2,153 votes, according to the Hudson County Clerk’s Office.