Scott Murphy's campaign is in the money.
The period from Jan. 1 to March 31 was the congressman's best quarter since he took office a year ago. He raised $475,000 from 1,362 donors, which includes both individuals and political action committees. All in all, Murphy has $1.1 million in cash on hand.
Murphy spokesman Josh Schwerin said much of that fundraising represents money that came in March. He said part of the reason could be that the Glens Falls Democrat now has a likely Republican opponent, Chris Gibson of Columbia County.
U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy
(Enterprise file photo)
Also, "This is a sign people appreciate the way Scott's doing his job," Schwerin said, giving examples such as Murphy's reading the health care bill before deciding to vote for it, traveling the district to talk to constituents and focusing on the economy and jobs.
"I think that's resonating with people," Schwerin said.
More details should be available on April 15, when the reports are due to be filed with the Federal Elections Commission.
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