WILLSBORO -- Elise Stefanik has raised more than $268,000 during the first quarter of 2014 in her campaign for funds to run for Congress.
The total raised for her campaign so far is $524,000.
Stefanik is running as a Republican and Conservative in the North Country’s 21st Congressional District to fill the seat being vacated by Plattsburgh Democrat Bill Owens, who has chosen not to run again.
In the Republican party, Watertown businessman Matt Doheny is likely to face Stefanik in a primary.
The Stefanik campaign says it has over $350,000, even after in an early mail program and radio advertising.
“The impressive record number shows significant momentum for the campaign continues to build rapidly, and demonstrates growing in-district and grassroots support from voters across the 21st Congressional District,” said a news release from her campaign staff.
“This past financial quarter was our best because our message is resonating far and wide, and voters in the 21st agree we need fresh energy, new ideas and new leadership in Congress,” Stefanik stated.
The filing for the quarter shows individual donations received from every county in the district, and financial support from women Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking woman in the House of Representatives.
Additional First Quarter Highlights:
Number of individual donors in Q1: 414
Number of donations at or below $250: 310
2014 Election Cycle Highlights:
Number of individual donors: 831
Number of donations at or below $250: 701