In NY-19, GOP challenger Ball gives incumbent run for his money

Challenger outpaces incumbent in fundraising for 2nd straight quarter

It wasn’t even close! For the second straight quarter, New York State Assemblyman Greg Ball (R-Patterson) has raised more money than the current congressman in the highly competitive race for New York’s 19th Congressional District.

Ball’s campaign to unseat one of the nation’s most vulnerable House incumbents reported another strong filing, raising over $193,000 this quarter from well over 1500 individuals, with donors in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. His opponent, meanwhile, raised only $132,000, from 76 people total.

In the past quarter, Ball was one of the few challengers nationwide to raise more money than the incumbent, besting the current congressman in fundraising during the period of May 1 – July 1.

This go-round, Ball raised 97% of his donations from individuals, while the incumbent accepted a staggering 48% of his contributions from Political Action Committees (PACs) and special interest groups.

Ball’s impressive performance coupled with a weak showing by an incumbent considered to be one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s most reliable back-benchers are an encouraging sign for local candidates in the traditionally Republican 19th congressional district.

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →

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