Sunday, November 05, 2006

King Not the Fundraising Powerhouse He is Portrayed

Mejias closing the money gap
J. Jioni Palmer
Nassau Legis. David Mejias (D-North Massapequa) is quickly closing the money gap between him and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), portending an even tighter electoral skirmish in the closing days of the campaign.Mejias's campaign manager, Michael Premo, said Friday that his candidate has taken in $903,368 and could have close to $1 million by Election Day.
"Every time I turn around, there is another check coming in," said Premo, who added that the infusion of funds will enable Mejias to match King's media ad blitz. Mejias' haul is greater than the total amount King's three previous challengers took in by more than $300,000.
While King has a war chest of $1.59 million, half of it - $796,779 - was carried over from his last campaign. Based on what each candidate has raised during the current election cycle, Mejias has collected $103,602 more than King.

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