Republican Representative Lee Zeldin (NY) recently made a stunning announcement on Twitter: His gubernatorial campaign for the state of New York has amassed over $8.4M from well over 30,000 donations ever since launching his initial bid in the spring.
According to reports filed by Zeldin, over $4.3M had originated from roughly 21,000 donations, the vast majority of which were equal to or less than $100. Consequently, Zeldin’s campaign amassed a present total of $5.6M in cash on hand from these donations.
Per Zeldin’s campaign, the $8.4M fundraising haul is the most significant number of funds raised by any Republican candidate for statewide office in the state of New York during a non-election year over the past twenty years.
“Since announcing our campaign for Governor, the massive outpouring of grassroots support from every corner of our state has only grown stronger,” Zeldin proclaimed.
“New Yorkers from every walk of life are fed up with one-party rule,” Zeldin continued, adding that New Yorkers are growing weary of constant “attacks on their freedoms, their wallets, their safety, and their kids’ education.”
The fundraising haul clearly indicates that such New York residents are “taking action,” Zeldin added.
The aspiring gubernatorial candidate also added that the 2022 election constitutes “last-stand time.”
“We must save [New York],” Zeldin said ominously, noting that an entirely “new generation of leadership” is mandatory for such transformative change to occur.