PATERSON, NJ – Federal campaign finance reports show Bill Pascrell has spent about $600,000 more than Steve Rothman in their nasty Democratic primary in the 9th congressional district.

But Rothman seems ready for a last-minute campaign spending spree with almost twice as much money left in reserve.

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Election finance reports filed on Thursday show that Pascrell raised almost $1.6 million for this election cycle and spent $1.9 million. He has 704,000 left to spend.

Rothman, meanwhile, raised $1.2 million and spent $1.3 million. That leaves him with $1.3 million left in his campaign coffers.

The candidates’ remaining funds include money left over from previous elections.

An article on provides some highlights on the federal election reports.