Delgado campaign raises $673,000 in three months (corrected)

Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado has more than $1 million in his campaign war chest at the midpoint of his first year in office after raking in another large sum in the second quarter.

Delgado, whose fundraising prowess helped propel him to victory in a seven-way primary and then his bid to unseat Republican Rep. John Faso in 2018, reported collecting $673,000 and having $1.1 million in his coffers after expenses as of June 30. That came after an even bigger haul in the first three months of the year, when his campaign drummed up $746,000. (This post originally understated the campaign’s total income for the second quarter by omitting $32,000 in transferred funds from other fundraising committees.)

That is a daunting fundraising pace and account balance for any Republicans now contemplating challenging the freshman from Rhinebeck for New York’s 19th Congressional District in 2020. No Republicans have jumped in the race and started raising money yet, despite Delgado being one of four House Democrats from New York that the National Republican Congressional Committee has targeted as vulnerable. (Challengers already have started races against the other three Democrats, including Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of the neighboring 18th District.)

By contrast, eight Democrats itching to challenge Faso had declared their candidacies by this time two years ago.

Ulster County Republican Chairman Roger Rascoe told the Times Herald-Record last week that he and his fellow chairmen for the 11 counties in the 19th District will likely meet this month to discuss the potential Delgado challengers who have so far expressed interest.

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