Murphy Makes a Show of Fund-Raising

ALBANY—Here’s a glimpse into Representative Scott Murphy’s campaign strategy moving forward: show you can raise lots of money, fast, and hope that, despite the party enrollment disadvantage, potential Republican opponents will be scared off.
Murphy raised $363,151 during this quarter, and according to his chief of staff Todd Schulte, has raised $567,000 since April 1, when he narrowly defeated Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.
Murphy also established a joint account with the New York Democratic State Committee, which raised around $310,000 to spend on the post-election recount battle. The final tally had Murphy winning by some 700 votes. A spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee called the fast raising “unprecedented.

Murphy Makes a Show of Fund-Raising