“If anybody that decides to run against me, … I suggest that they have to raise at least $2 million dollars to finish a respectable last, just to finish respectable they’re going to need $2 million,” Councilman Charles Barron declared at his congressional campaign kickoff last November.
Well, obviously that didn’t happen, and then some. Mr. Barron’s ultimately victorious opponent, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, has truly raked in the money and his quarterly FEC filing will show $1,235,862.01 when his campaign files it in a couple days, his spokeswoman Lupe Todd said (she included the extra penny). Ms. Todd further stated the majority of their contributions came in the form of $100 or less. Read More