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Many Congressional candidates, in several elections, raise lots of campaign cash

Jul 18, 2022 1:57 pm

Ariel Zangla reports in the Daily Freeman about the fundraising totals reported by various Hudson Valley Congressional candidates for the Federal Election Commission July 15 deadline. There are several elections being voted on Aug. 23 and in November for Congress. First, Democrat Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and Republican Marc Molinaro face off to fill the final weeks of the term of Antonio Delgado, who resigned from the 19th Congressional District seat to become Lt. Gov. earlier this year. Ryan is also running in a Democratic primary that same day for the newly drawn 18th Congressional District seat against Moses Mugulusi. The winner of that election faces Republican Colin Schmitt in the general election. Josh Riley and Jamie Cheney are also in a Democratic primary on Aug. 23 for the new 19th Congressional District. The winner of that election faces Molinaro in the general election, even though he does not reside in the new 19th Congressional District. Molinaro reports he raised $1.5 million since announcing his campaign at the end of 2021, and has $1 million on hand. Ryan says his campaign has raised more than $1 million in just two months, and raised "more money in six weeks than Molinaro did in six months." Mugulusi did not provide information about his campaign’s fundraising to date. Schmitt, a state assemblyperson who resides in New Windsor, reported raising more than $340,000 in the second quarter of 2022 and says it has more than $600,000 cash on hand. Riley’s campaign says it has raised more than $1.2 million since launching last November, and has more than $790,000 cash on hand. Cheney’s campaign said it had brought in more than $500,000 since launching just over five weeks ago. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.