Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s congressional campaign promised “astonishing” fundraising numbers yesterday, and indeed they put up a very solid $300,000 raised in just ten days.
The amount almost surely places her campaign finances above both of her primary opponents, Assemblyman Rory Lancman and Councilwoman Liz Crowley.
Ms. Crowley announced raising $100,000 in those same ten days while Mr. Lancman, who’s been raising money for his campaign for longer, reported having $200,000 on hand. It’s not immediately clear how much Ms. Crowley has spent so far, or how much Mr. Lancman raised.
In a statement touting her campaign’s fundraising this morning, Ms. Meng praised the district and the issues she plans to advocate in Congress.
“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,” she aid. “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.”
The winner of the Democratic primary will face Republican Councilman Dan Halloran in the general election.