Saratoga:In case you missed it, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik raised $1.6 million in Q2, and has over $4.4 million on hand for re-election.

Stefanik Q2 fundraising facts:

·Total raised: $1.6 million

·Cash on hand: $4.45 million

·Average donation of $33

·Nearly 20,000 new donors this quarter, 31,655 total donors

Wall Street Journal Exclusive:New York’s Elise Stefanik Is Raising Millions. What Comes Next?

War chest vaults her to a position of influence among Republicans, who have struggled to raise cash in an increasingly blue state.

“U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is on track to raise $10 million in her re-election bid this year, the fruits of a fundraising machine that observers say will fuel the New York Republican’s rise.

“Ms. Stefanik will report raising $1.6 million in the quarter that ended on June 30, bringing her cash on hand to $4.4 million, campaign officials said. That gives Ms. Stefanik the largest war chest of any Republican politician in the state. She has more money in the bank than the total amount Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro raised during his campaign for governor in 2018.

“Ms. Stefanik, 36 years old, became the youngest woman to serve in Congress when she was elected in 2014 to represent the 21st District—which includes the Adirondack Park, as well as the Champlain and St. Lawrence valleys. The Democratic candidate is Tedra Cobb, a former Saint Lawrence County legislator who unsuccessfully challenged Ms. Stefanik in 2018.”

“Small donations from around the country started pouring into both the Stefanik and Cobb campaign accounts. Ms. Stefanik raised over $3 million during the quarter that included the hearings and Ms. Cobb over $2 million. Fundraising for both has subsequently declined, but Ms. Cobb saw a steeper drop. As of June 3,Ms. Cobb’s campaign had $2.5 million on hand. It declined to provide a more recent figure.”

Read the full Wall Street Journal ExclusiveHERE.