Congressman Charlie Rangel, who’s been hospitalized with a back injury for much of the much of the last three months but is nevertheless facing one of the stiffest reelection challenges of his career, did not raise a significant amount of money in his Federal Elections Commission report that just just landed online. Read More
East side Council Member Jessica Lappin emailed her supporters this morning thanking them for providing her with more than $600,000. And in the same email, Ms. Lappin seems to end speculation about which office she will seek next year.
I wanted to share some exciting news. Yesterday, we reported that our campaign has raised over $600,000 to date. This gives us the most cash on hand of any prospective candidate for borough-wide office in Manhattan. Read More
Longtime Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns has just over $50,000 on hand for the 2012 elections, according to campaign disclosure reports released over the weekend.
Towns has always been a prodigious fundraiser, and his overall haul for the 2012 cycle has been fairly robust, pulling in over $250,000 so far this year, a decent amount, if a relatively low figure for a 15-term incumbent. (By comparison, fellow delegation member Jerry Nadler has raised close to $450,000, and is unlikely to face serious opposition.)
But Towns spent over $210,000 during the same period. Read More