Ex-NFL star has poor first quarter in N.J. House race

Former NFL star Jon Runyan (R) didn't put up the kind of first quarter numbers that are expected of a top-tier challenger. Runyan, a long-time Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman, raised $150,720 since he launched his campaign last month. But $100,000 of the haul was his own money.

Runyan now has $137,559 cash on hand, according to PolitickerNJ.com.

His campaign attributed the poor showing to Runyan's late entry into the race to unseat Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.).

"We've raised nearly another $30,000 in the last two weeks since the deadline for the first quarter, with a slew of events coming up," said Runyan spokesman Chris Russell. "We feel good."