Fundraising reports from a New York congressman and his potential challenger have been filed.
The second quarter report filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission shows fundraising for the Kingston-based Sean Eldridge for Congress Committee totaling nearly $437,000, $215,000 of which Eldridge, a Democrat, contributed himself, matching individual donations. Eldridge is heavily considering a 2014 run against Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in the 19th congressional district, which stretches across 11 counties. Gibson, in his second quarter filing, shows a total raised of slightly more than $318,000. Of this, more than $204,000 is from PACs, or political action committees. None of Eldridge’s campaign funds is from PACs, and a spokesman for Eldridge says the Hudson Valley-based investor will not accept contributions from corporate PACs should he decide to run.