City Council showdown: Kagan not deterred by early fundraising deficit in race against Brannan


Brooklyn City Council Member Ari Kagan, who recently switched from the Democratic to Republican Party, has raised less than $10,000 in his reelection bid to date — a small fraction of the over $40,000 haul his Democratic colleague and competitor Justin Brannan has brought in, according to campaign finance filings reviewed by amNewYork Metro.

But Brannan, whom Kagan would ultimately face in a November general election were he to win the June GOP primary, has spent a sizable portion of his campaign funds, meaning he and Kagan have roughly the same amount of cash on hand.

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