U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Midwood) continues to enjoy a solid fundraising advantage in her primary race against her chief opponent Adem Bunkeddeko, according to the Federal Election Commission quarterly filings released this week
Clarke has raised about $706,000 while spending about $475,000 leaving about $293,000 in her campaign war chest. Bunkeddeko has raised about $321,000, aspect about $205,000 and has a little more than $117,000 on hand.
Also raising a substantial amount of money, but still far behind Clarke and Bunkeddeko is City Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D-Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Homecrest, Midwood), who had no money in his Congressional race filings in January but since then has raised about $96,000, spent a bit more than $30,000 and has over $65,000 remaining to spend on the campaign.
Clarke’s campaign said she has stopped asking for small contributions as coronavirus has left many small businesses closed and people out of work, and instead is focussing on getting her district through this crisis.
“While our campaign has had to adapt during these unprecedented times, we are invigorated by the support we have received to help us move our vision for the district forward. Congresswoman Clarke has been fighting tirelessly to ensure that the needs of her constituents are being amplified and responded to on the Hill. We look forward to continuing to run a competitive and empathic race, while ensuring that the voices of the people in the 9th District are heard,” said a Clarke campaign spokesperson.
Over in the much-watched battleground New York 11 Congressional, U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D- Southern Brooklyn, Bay Ridge) enjoys a solid fundraising advantageous over challenger Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Bay Ridge, Staten Island).
Rose has raised nearly $4.5 million, spent about $1.5 million and has about $3.25 million on hand. Mallioatkis raised a little more than $1.4 million while spending about $530,000 and has about $885,000 left in her campaign war chest.
However, Rose has no primary while Malliotakis has two Republican primary challenges including from for Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Joseph Caldarera, who has raised nearly $132,000, spent about $81,000 and still has slightly more than $51,000 in cash on hand.
Over on the northern end of the borough, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Greenpoint, Manhattan, Queens) is facing two fairly well-financed Democratic primary opponents – Suraj Patel and Lauren Ashcraft.
Maloney raised about $1.8 million, spent about $1.5 million and has a little more than $427,000 on hand.
Patel raised about $545,00, spent about $349,000 and has a little more than $195,000 left to spend on the campaign. Ashcraft raised slightly more than $113,000, spent about $57,000 and has a little more than $56,000 left in her campaign war chest.
Far and away the city’s biggest congressional fundraiser is progressive U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who raised more than $8.1 million, spent about $5 million and still has a hefty $3.5 million on hand.
The Congressional primary is June 23 and the general election is Nov. 3.