UES Congressional Candidates Have Raised Over $4 Million
By Ben Fractenberg
UPPER EAST SIDE — Upper East Side Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Democratic primary challenger Reshma Saujani have raised more than 4.1 million combined for their campaigns, the Daily News reported Thursday.
The candidates have spent more than $3 million so far in the district, which includes the Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island and western Queens.
"When people with money want to raise money, they meet in places where people with money meet....” Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf told the News. “They don't meet in the Blarney Stone."
Maloney, 64, reportedly spent $16,000 for a fund-raiser at the Yale Club and Saujani, 34, shelled out $10,580 at the Links Club in the Upper East Side.
Saujani, a hedge-fund lawyer, has been aiming for Wall Street supporters alienated by Maloney’s support of financial regulation.
But Maloney has deep pockets and is reportedly the 20th-richest Congress member, with assets of around $14.1 million, the paper reported.