3:49 pm Jul. 18, 20121
Representative Nan Hayworth raised $467,599 for her re-election campaign in the second quarter, and has more than $1.4 million in cash on hand to defend the House seat she won in 2010, according to a release from her campaign.
Hayworth represents a swing district in the Hudson Valley, and she's running against Sean Patrick Maloney, a former aide to Bill Clinton and Eliot Sptizer who won a crowded Democratic primary last month.
“These numbers demonstrate what we’ve suspected all along: that citizen-legislators with long-standing, local roots attract supporters, while candidates who have never lived, worked, or raised a family in the district have a more difficult time," said Michael Knowles, a Hayworth spokesman, in a release touting the numbers.
Hayworth hasn't been especially subtle in contrasting her district ties to those of Maloney, who did not live in the district until recently. Her first television ad, released last week, was titled "Roots" and emphasized her ties to the area. And today's press release tried to ensure reporters didn't miss the point, ending with the line: "The 'carpetbagger charge,' as Middletown’s Times Herald-Record put it (4/10/12), was a recurring criticism of Maloney’s candidacy during the NY-18 Democratic primary."
But Hayworth's donations aren't all local.
More than $127,000 of the money came from political action committees and the campaign committees of some House colleagues, including House Speaker John Boehner, whose committee contributed $4,000. (Hayworth also collected $2,500 from John Zuccotti, the Brooklyn-based chairman of Brookfield Properties, whose Zuccotti Park became the home base for the Occupy Wall Street protests.)
Maloney has about $267,000 on hand, after raising about $320,000 in the quarter.
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