GOP Congresswoman Nan Hayworth raised $290,000 in the last three months, a respectable sum but still less than one of her Democratic opponents, Sean Patrick Maloney, who announced he raised $320,000 himself within the same period, according to her recently filed FEC report.
However, she dwarfs Mr. Maloney in cash on hand, with over $1.2 million (he has $310,000), an advantage she is also sure to enjoy over Mr. Maloney’s two main primary opponents, Dr. Rich Becker and Wappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander, as well.
Ms. Hayworth’s race, set in the Hudson Valley, is one of the more prominent general election match-ups in New York this year, and groups like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are hoping to help make her a one-term Representative.
However, in addition to the size of her current campaign chest, Ms. Hayworth also has some other advantages. Notably, she didn’t fair as badly in redistricting as most of her neighboring colleagues Upstate, seeing her district become only slightly more Democratic.
Ms. Hayworth also has the ability to finance her campaign with hundreds of thousands of additional dollars, as she did in 2010.