Two of the Democrats hoping to challenge freshman Rep. John Faso for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat next year raised more campaign money than the Republican congressman in the last three months, according to financial reports filed in the last several days.
Antonio Delgado led the field with $402,336 in donations for the third quarter of 2017, followed by Patrick Ryan with $376,478. Faso reported raising $280,502 during that same period.
Two other Democrats courting party support and financial backers to take on Faso in 2018 also reported significant totals. Gareth Rhodes raised $162,184, and Jeffrey Beals raised $110,897.
Here’s how much those candidates had in their coffers after expenses as of Sept. 30: Delgado, $880,621; Faso, $572,312; Ryan, $521,656; Rhodes, $256,446; and Beals, $82,368.
A fifth Democrat in the race, Brian Flynn, previously had lent his campaign $500,000 of his own money and reported $715,967 on hand as of June 30. His campaign says it filed its third-quarter finance report on Sunday, but it’s not available on the Federal Election Commission website yet.
(Update: Flynn’s report, now available, shows he raised $111,037, donated $30,000 of his own money and loaned his campaign another $150,000. He finished the reporting period with $911,363 in his account after expenses, the most of any of the candidates.)
(Update #2: Dave Clegg, yet another Democrat angling to run against Faso next year, reported raising $107,181 and lending his campaign $110,000 in the third quarter, leaving him with $179,543 in his coffers as of Sept. 30. His financial report was not initially available on the FEC website.)
(Update #3: It should be noted that Beals’ campaign income included a $56,000 he loaned the campaign, and donations totaled $54,897.)