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Hughes begins fundraising efforts in bid for Congress

Bill Hughes Jr. Bill Hughes Jr.

NORTHFIELD — Bill Hughes Jr. has begun seeking donations for his 2014 congressional campaign to represent New Jersey’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives.

In October, Hughes, the son of former US Ambassador and Congressmen Bill Hughes, announced his candidacy as a Democrat. He could potentially run against incumbent 2nd District Rep. Frank LoBiondo, Republican.

This week, Hughes’ campaign, Hughes for Congress, sent out an email blast seeking donations to support his effort.
“For the last several weeks, my staff and I have been working hard to build the base that is going to be necessary to win in 2014. Now comes the hard part. One of the jobs at this point is to consider the budget. Everything from television ads to pens and paper clips need to be accounted for as we move forward to make sure we are making the most of our resources,” the email reads. “As I work on the budget, it would be a great help if you could support the campaign by taking care of one of the many things we need to run a successful and strong race.”

In his email, Hughes lists the items he intends to be purchased with the contributions from his supporters:

$5 - A dozen pens for volunteers to record supporters of the campaign

$20 - A dozen campaign buttons

$46 - One hundred stamps to send out event invitations and thank you notes

$60 - Two dozen yard signs

$100 - Internet and phone service for a month

$250 - One thousand pieces of campaign literature

$750 - One week of pay for a staff member

Hughes is an attorney in Atlantic City for Cooper Levenson.

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