Dueling Fundraising Reports in NY-06 Have Meng on Top
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 - 11:21 AM
The Democratic candidates vying for their party’s spot on the ballot out in the 6th Congressional district have been slinging around fundraising figures over the past week. On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s campaign says she’s come out on top.
According to an email from her spokesperson, Meng’s campaign has $300,000 on hand as of the March 31 filing deadline. That amount was raised over the course of ten days.
"While our congressional district is one of the most diverse in the country, it is our shared values and common priorities that define our communities and define us as neighbors,” Meng said in a statement announcing the haul. “We need honest, serious leaders in Washington who can get the job done on the important issues we collectively face - protecting Medicare and Social Security, creating sustainable quality jobs, and providing the educational opportunities that give all of our children the best chance for a better future.”
As Politicker reported earlier on Tuesday, Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who has been eyeing a bid for congress since before Representative Bob Turner was redistricted out of his seat, has over $200,000 on hand. His campaign confirmed that he’s raised between $200,000 and $250,000 so far.
On Tuesday, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s campaign announced she had raised more than $100,000 since opening her campaign committee on March 25.