16 July, 2006

Cha-Ching! Cash Flowing In 20th District As Gillibrand Edges Out Sweeney In 2Q Fund Raising

Adding roughly a half-million dollars each in the April-June quarter, the two combatants in the race for New York's 20th Congressional District have each raised more than $1 million for their campaigns.

Democratic challenger Kirsten Gillibrand was a tiny bit more successful in raising funds in the second quarter than her incumbent opponent, Republican Rep. John Sweeney.

In the April-June period, Gillibrand - who's campaign is being nurtured by Democrats at the national level - raised $500,871. Sweeney pulled in $481,204.

For the election cycle, Sweeney still holds the lead, having raised a whopping $1.66 million so far. But Gillibrand - once a little-known challenger - has raised $1.21 million.

Sweeney also has more cash on hand at $1 million and change, while Gillibrand has $754,000.


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