Ryan, Molinaro campaign donations for first quarter revealed
Patricia R. Doxsey reports in the Daily Freeman Rep. Pat Ryan, a Democrat representing the 18th Congressional District, reported $1,095,594 in campaign donations in the first three months of 2023, while Marc Molinaro, a Republican representing the 19th Congressional District, reported raising $638,670. The Federal Election Commission filings for Jan. 1 through March 31 come a little more than 100 days into the 2022-2023 congressional term, but show representatives spending much time focusing already on the 2024 election. On April 12, Democrat Josh Riley said he would run against Molinaro again, after losing to the Dutchess County-based Republican in 2022. Riley than announced he raised $250,000 in the first 24 hours of his campaign. While Riley's donations came after the filing deadline and won't be available for the public to see for months, he criticized Molinaro’s contributions, saying they came from “corporate special interests and far-right Republican members of Congress, including Claudia Tenney and several Freedom Caucus members who have proposed cuts to Medicare and Social Security.” Riley also promised, “I’m not taking any corporate PAC money because I’ll never sell out upstate New York." So far, Ryan does not have any announced opponents in 2024. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.