Councilman Domenic Recchia raised a whopping $412,000 in the five weeks since he announced his candidacy for the 11th Congressional District, according to a report by SI Live.
Recchia, who is looking to unseat Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, raised all the money from individual donors. The Southern Brooklyn city councilman claims that this is a record for money raised in the 11th District in a single quarter.
Since Recchia announced his candidacy on February 26, he has raised an impressive $12,118 a day, which adds up to $82,400 a week.
“I’m honored to have earned the support of so many people who have stepped up for our campaign because they know that when elected, I will be a powerful advocate for the middle class, job growth, education, Social Security and Medicare,” Recchia said in a release.
Grimm, in response, slammed Recchia in SI Live with a backhanded compliment over the councilman’s ability to raise cash.
“It comes as no surprise that Dominic [sic] can raise money, because he’s not just a career politician, but a career candidate – having seat shopped for almost every elected position in New York City. We’ve seen his latest attempts at borough president and city comptroller; however, I will not allow him to make Staten Island his last resort.”