Watson Coleman raises over $120K for campaign

EWING — Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) has raised over $120,000 over the last six weeks in her bid to succeed U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12th Dist.).

Watson Coleman’s campaign announced the figure yesterday and said in a news release that the funds came from nearly 1,000 separate contributions.

Watson Coleman’s campaign manager, Adam Steinberger, said that this shows that the candidate has wide support.

“The number of lower dollar contributions is indicative of the massive amounts of grassroots support we are accumulating every day,” he said in the release.

Watson Coleman is facing state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex), Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset) and Andrew Zwicker, the head of science education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, in the primary.

The winner will likely face Republican candidate Alieta Eck, of Franklin Township, the only declared Republican candidate.

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