Sunday, April 16, 2006
Horserace: How Much Money Have the Candidates Brought In So Far?
Here you see the fundraising statistics for the 2006 election cycle in New York State's 24th congressional district so far:
Democrat Michael Arcuri has raised $196,657
Democrat Les Roberts has raised $156,018
Republican Ray Meier has raised $176,090
Republican Brad Jones has raised $68,137
On the Republican side, it seems that much of the angry right wing Republican money has gone away from Brad Jones to Ray Meier. It seems that the right wingers who hated Sherwood Boehlert expect to have Ray Meier firmly in their camp.
On the Democratic side, the difference between candidates is less profound. Michael Arcuri is clearly the frontrunner when it comes to raising money, but it's just as clear that Les Roberts is solidly in the race.
New Republican candidate Ken Camera from Geneva was not active in this campaign until after the close of the first quarter. Three months from now, it will be interesting to see what role he'll play in the financial aspect of this campaign.