Julian Schreibman, a Kingston attorney running to unseat Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, has raised more money than the incumbent, according to figures the campaigns will formally disclose next week.Of course, the fact that they still trail Gibson in the money department means that they have essentially no cash-on-hand, but it's nonetheless a sign that Schreibman has real legs in this race.
Schreibman’s campaign took in around $535,000, according to his chief fundraiser Jamie Patton. That’s almost double the amount of money Schreibman’s campaign reported in its bank account in mid July.
Gibson, of course, as the incumbent, has had two year in which to fundraise, so his people have to be sweating just a bit if Schreibman has eclipsed them:
Gibson will report raising around $410,000, leaving $775,000 in his war chest, according to his spokeswoman, Stephanie Valle. He’s been on air for several weeks. Fueled by political action committees, Gibson outraised Schreibman in the last several weeks of June, and reported $1.2 million in his account.And if you can spare a few bucks for the Schreibman campaign, all you need to do is click on the Act Blue logo on the right. It's secure, and you can pay by credit card or through Paypal.