Republican David Storobin might see his Democratic opponent, Councilman Lew Fidler, directly outraising him in the race to replace former State Senator Carl Kruger, but at a Brooklyn Young Republican Club meeting Sunday afternoon, Mr. Storobin said there would be significant statewide resources providing financial parity in the race.
“We have a tremendous amount of money being put into our campaign by the Senate Republicans,” Mr. Storobin stated. “In the last ten years, all of the money that all of the other candidates got times ten is not even close to what we’re getting.”
“Plus we’re able to raise a very good amount of money on top of that,” he added.
Indeed, although Mr. Fidler currently leads the fundraising race $400,000 to $110,000 in the latest campaign finance reports, the Senate Republicans overall are far outraising their Democratic counterparts and have the ability to press a significant financial advantage.
Mr. Storobin also stressed that money isn’t the most important factor in a campaign by pointing to multiple local elections where Republican candidates were significantly outspent but still won.
The special election to replace Mr. Kruger took shape when the former state senator pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges and resigned. Voters weigh in on March 20th.
Watch Mr. Storobin explain his campaign’s finances below: