Jeffries, Batson, Hamilton, Atlantic Yards

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Our commercial real estate reporter Matt Schuerman passes along this wrap-up of fundraising in the Atlantic Yards-centric contest in the 57th Assembly District:

Hakeem Jeffries has blown away his rivals financially in the three-way race for the 57th, bringing in $77,610 over the past six months in individual and corporate contributions, according to his July fundraising report filed with the state.

While rival Bill Batson successfully hit up Atlantic Yards opponents to net $32,841, Jeffries, a lawyer for cbs who has leaned in favor of the Forest City Ratner development, netted contributions from prominent professionals like Carver Bank CEO Deborah C. Wright ($500) and p.r. scion Steven G. Rubenstein ($2,000).

The other candidate to represent the Prospect Heights-Fort Greene district, Freddie Hamilton, has raised just $520 in addition to her own $15,000 donation, despite her being vice chairwoman of the county Democratic organization.

“I have a number of fundraisers planned,” she told us. “I am very serious about this race and I intend to win.”

— Josh Benson

Jeffries, Batson, Hamilton, Atlantic Yards