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Ramos DeBarros raises more than past progressive winners – but lags behind Rose

A look at the fundraising in Staten Island’s 11th Congressional District primary.

NY-11 candidate Brittany Ramos DeBarros.

NY-11 candidate Brittany Ramos DeBarros. Michael Drake

The new congressional district lines – if they hold – seemed to inject some energy into Brittany Ramos DeBarros’ campaign for the 11th Congressional District covering Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, since the new district holds more progressive voters than ever. The WFP-backed combat veteran’s fundraising is picking up too, bringing in about $131,000 in the first quarter of 2022, according to numbers shared in advance of the April filing with City & State. That’s her best quarter yet, bringing the progressive’s campaign to a total of about $584,000 raised so far. Problem is, she’s running in the primary against former Rep. Max Rose – a fundraising juggernaut whose campaign says he brought in more than $1 million this quarter – for a total of $1.8 million – with $1.5 million still on hand as he looks ahead to a likely rematch against well-funded Rep. Nicole Malliotakis. Ramos DeBarros, for her part, is burning through money. But the campaign is looking at the bright side, saying Ramos DeBarros has raised more than progressive Reps. Jamaal Bowman and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at this point in their first campaigns.