Gary Ackerman Posts $50k Raised; $500k in Bank

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Congressman Ackerman (Photo: Facebook)

Congressman Gary Ackerman, who could see his Queens and Nassau district lumped together with another seat when New York loses two Congressional Districts this cycle, posted a relatively modest campaign haul this cycle, just $52,000. However, the Congressman does have a solid amount of campaign cash on hand, almost exactly $500,000.

This places him in a relatively decent position should his district be combined with recently elected GOP Congressman Bob Turner. Mr. Turner reported just $72,000 in his campaign account last week.

New York Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver recently floated the prospect of letting Mr. Turner’s Democratic-leaning district survive redistricting, something that could complicate the life of another incumbent in the area.

Due to a relative lack of population growth, many expect one of the two districts to be eliminated Upstate and the other to be in the vicinity of Queens or Nassau County. Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, who has yet to release her campaign finance reports, could be another candidate on the very hypothetical chopping block.

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