10:33 am Feb. 1, 2012
City Councilman Charles Barron dusted off the campaign account from his last congressional challenge in 2006, and filed a year-end report last night for his current campaign against longtime incumbent Ed Towns.
Barron contributed $8,625, and his wife, Assemblywoman Inez Barron, gave $4,100.
But Barron has repeatedly downplayed the importance of fund-raising in the race. In 2006, he raised just $132,000 over the course of his campaign and finished 8 points behind Towns, who raised $1.3 million.
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