Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, Monroe County, will head into the final four months of her re-election campaign with nearly $1 million in her war chest, a spokesman said today.
Slaughter announced that during the second quarter of fundraising, which ended June 30, she pulled in more than $530,000 — and that’s after being hobbled by a broken leg.
Spokesman Liam Fitzsimmons said Slaughter, first elected in 1986, is expected to report having about $960,000 in the bank when the disclosure forms are released July 15.
Slaughter is seeking re-election against Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, a three-term Republican incumbent. After the first quarter, Slaughter had $688,558 on hand, while Brooks had $367,583, according to the Center For Responsive Politics.
In a news release, Slaughter said she’s received 3,532 “grassroots contributions” with an average of $82. Slaughter said Brooks filed with 136 individual contributions in the first quarter with an average donation of $1,570.
A Brooks spokesman said her numbers would be forthcoming.
Updated: And it was: Brooks’ campaign says she outraised Slaughter over the last two quarters, with $773,000 raised compared to $735,000 for Slaughter.
“Maggie Brooks, a first-time Congressional candidate who announced her campaign only 15 weeks ago, has outraised her opponent, a 25-year entrenched incumbent, in the First Quarter and has now matched her opponent in the Second Quarter, with an anticipated filing for the quarter of over $521,000,” the campaign said. “That means that Maggie Brooks has now outraised Louise Slaughter by nearly $40,000 through the first two quarters of 2012.”