The day after Rudy Giuliani dropped out the presidential campaign, the city’s only Republican Congressman says he has plenty of money on hand for his own re-election campaign this November.
“We are fully on schedule with our fundraising plans as we head into the election year,” said Representative Vito Fossella in a public statement. “Our fundraising success is reflective of the widespread support we enjoy in Staten Island and Brooklyn.”
Fossella’s campaign–he represents Brooklyn and Staten Island–says he raised $304,453 in the latest fund-raising quarter, and has $250,501 on hand. Overall, he raised $700,697 and spent $462,866 this election cycle.
There are two Democrats looking to unseat Fossella. City Councilman Domenic Recchia has raised $220,770, spent $14,318 and has $206,451 on hand for this campaign cycle.
Attorney Steve Harrison, who lost to Fossella in 2006, raised $69,203 this period, spend $23,354.11, and has $83,116.05 on hand [numbers updated].