Rye Guy and Westchester County Executive George Latimer said Monday he has raised $1.395 million for his Congressional campaign starting from his kickoff announcement on December 6 through the close of the filing period on December 31. Latimer is running in the Democratic primary against sitting Congressman Jamaal Bowman.
The announcement by Latimer was made prior to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing deadline on Wednesday for the period ending December 31st.
The campaign did not respond to questions in regards to the number and average size of donations. It did say 73% of donations came from donors living in Westchester and the Bronx, along with a finger wag at Bowman: “In comparison, Latimer’s opponent has raised less than 20% of his donations from Bronx and Westchester donors in his filings to date, instead relying on a network of outside money to fund his campaigns.”
In the prior FEC reporting period ending September 30th, Bowman reported total receipts of $658K and after disbursements cash on hand of $182K. Only after Wednesday’s deadline will voters be able to compare the fundraising prowess of both candidates.
“I’m out there, every single day, talking to voters and listening to voters so when I go to Washington I can deliver real results for them,” said Latimer. “The nearly $1.4 million raised to date is from local donors, at the grassroots level who believe in my vision for the district, this Country, and our future. This is more than showtime, this is a real movement for significant change.”