New York: Two Events, $200,000 Raised for McMahon
Rep. Michael McMahon (D) pulled in well over $200,000 from a pair of recent fundraisers, including one at the home of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I).
The Bloomberg event on Thursday brought in more than $140,000 for the freshman Congressman’s campaign coffers.
Another event on Monday was expected to raise $90,000.
The second event, on Staten Island, was to be headlined by six-term Rep. Anthony Weiner (D). Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, who is a member of the Conservative Party, and Democratic Committee of Richmond County Chairman John Gulino also were scheduled to appear at the event.
With his active fundraising schedule and nearly $1.2 million stockpiled at the end of March, McMahon will be well-funded this fall no matter who emerges to challenge him.
Businessman and former FBI agent Michael Grimm appears to be the most likely GOP nominee, but he’s facing Michael Allegretti, a former aide to Bloomberg, in the primary.
Disgraced former Rep. Vito Fossella (R) had been rumored to be considering a political comeback, but he ended that speculation late last month when he announced he would not run.
It remains to be seen whether McMahon will get a primary challenge, as some believed he would after his “no” vote on the health care bill earlier this year. New York’s filing deadline is in July.