Faso raises nearly $270K in first quarter of 2017

Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, raised nearly $270,000 in campaign cash in the first quarter of 2017, according to federal election records.

Faso, who took office in New York’s 19th Congressional District in January, had $269,687.67 cash on hand by the end of March, according to U.S. Federal Election Commission records posted on Wednesday.

A little more than $109,000 came from individuals and nearly $161,000 came from entities like political action committees. The campaign spent close to $110,000.

Though we’re still a long way from the November 2018 election, Faso appears to have been outraised by a potential Democratic contender from across the river.

Rhinebeck Attorney Antonio Delgado announced last week that his campaign raised $300,000 in the first quarter of 2017 for a possible run Faso. Campaign financial statements are due April 15 and Faso is the only one to post his finances online so far.

Democrats Steven Mitchell Brisee, Brian Flynn and Delgado all have filed paperwork with the FEC to run in the 19th district.

Flynn, in an interview last week, said from March 1 to March 31 he’s raised $175,000. Brisee said last week that his team has not started fundraising yet.


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