The campaign for Congressional Candidate and retired Navy Commander Eric Massa (D, NY-29) announced that its fundraising passed the $1 million dollar mark today. This is on top of news last week that the campaign had out-raised the opponent, first-term incumbent Randy Kuhl, for the fourth consecutive reporting period.
Massa said, “I am heartened by the groundswell of support that comes in the form of $5, $10, and $20 contributions from individuals who feel that they have not been represented in Washington. This is a grassroots campaign, and the majority of my contributions are from individuals. I take no money whatsoever from corporate PACs. I do, however, intend to press the fight for an intelligent, experienced approach to Iraq, fairness in taxes, fair trade and jobs, and access to quality health care for all Americans. In less than three weeks, voters will be sending another message to Washington: it’s time for change, and it’s time for a higher standard of leadership in Congress.”
The race to represent NY’s 29th District in Congress is one of the top challenger races in the country. The 29th stretches from southern Monroe County into the Southern Tier of New York State, and from Salamanca to Elmira. Massa aims to restore leadership and integrity to Congress. “We now have a government of, by, and for lobbyists, corporations, and millionaires,” he says. “I’m running to change that.” Massa’s campaign is focused on jobs, veterans’ issues, health care, and national security. He favors “Fair Trade, not Free Trade,” and believes that there should be aggressive congressional oversight of foreign policy and national security. He is a vigorous champion of veterans’ benefits and health care coverage for all Americans. Massa lives in Corning, NY with his wife of 20 years, Beverly, and their two teenage children, Justin and Alexandra.
October 19, 2006
Massa Campaign Reaches $1 Million Mark