Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf raised more than $205,000 in forty days, having established his fundraising account with the Federal Elections Commission on February 21, 2014. Combined with a personal loan of $200,000,
Woolf will report having over $400,000 cash-on-hand in his race against Republicans Matt Doheny and Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st District.
Accompanying the fund-raising report was a statement attributed to Woolf.
“I am extremely proud of the great start to our campaign, and can feel the momentum as we speak with residents throughout the 21st Congressional District of New York,” Woolf said.
“This election is about priorities. The priorities of Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny are misplaced and misguided. Their support for ending the Medicare guarantee, raising taxes on middle class families and slashing education threatens our region’s economic future. Stefanik and Doheny’s far right-wing allies in Congress have supported the Ryan Budget and many policies that would hurt numerous middle class families in Upstate New York and the North Country. Instead of rubberstamping Paul Ryan’s reckless budget and supporting unsound priorities, we need to focus our priorities on working together to find responsible solutions that grow our middle class and create more jobs,” the statement concluded.
The 21st Congressional District covers the North Country from Jefferson and Lewis counties in the west through to Clinton, Essex and Warren counties in the east, and all the counties in between, including St. Lawrence.