Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, who is running a primary to unseat longtime incumbent Congressman Ed Towns, has pulled in $105,000 over the last quarter, according to his just-posted campaign finance report. He now has nearly $236,000 in cash on hand.
The haul is less than the $173,000 Jeffries reported in the first public filing of his campaign, though that sum was gathered over the course of six months — not three months — through an exploratory committee.
Towns has not yet posted his fundraising numbers, but had only $11,ooo on hand as of October, raising speculation about whether he would retire.
Councilman Charles Barron, who is also running against Towns, has not yet reported any fundraising numbers. Both Barron and Jeffries have already held campaign kickoff announcements, while Towns, who insists he is running for re-election, has not.
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