Tom Reed Turns Town Hall Turmoil Into Record Haul

Upstate New York congressman appeals to ‘silent majority’ after protesters disrupt meetings

Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., posted his best fundraising haul last quarter. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., posted his best fundraising haul last quarter. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted April 18, 2017 at 10:17am

New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed raised $585,282 after facing angry protesters at town hall meetings when other upstate Republicans were avoiding them.

Reed’s quarterly fundraising haul was a personal high and doubled the amount raised by any other member from upstate New York, New York Upstate reported.

Reed used the disruptions at his meetings in his appeals to the “silent majority.”

“The past few months have seen liberals stepping up their attacks against us, trying to stop us from fulfilling our promises to cut regulations, create jobs and stand up for constitutional, limited government,” one fundraising email read.