Becker Reports $100K+ On Hand

Westchester lawmaker Richard Becker announced today that he had $107,000 in cash on hand for his race against Republican congresswoman Nan Hayworth.

While that seems like a hefty haul, it is dwarfed by the money that Ms. Hayworth has raised. Earlier this week Liz reported that she pulled in $319,000 this quarter, and has $890,000 on hand. Plus, Mr. Becker pulled in only $64,000 from donors this quarter, and supplemented his fundraising numbers with $50,000 of his own money.

The campaign notes however that Mr. Becker did far better than John Hall did when he upended an incumbent Republican in 2006. Mr. Hall, they say, did not post six-figure fundraising until the 2nd quarter of 2006.

“When I decided to explore this race, I knew it would require significant fundraising to defeat ‘the Tea Party’s woman in New York’,” said Mr. Becker. “Our successful third quarter sends a clear message that we mean business.”