For his re-election money, U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, has a large lead over his both his challengers for the 22nd Congressional District seat.
Hanna is running for his second term from the newly redrawn 22nd Congressional District in the November election. The district was formerly the 24th Congressional District.
For the Republican nomination, Hanna faces a challenge from Tea Party activist Michael Kicinski of Earlville in a primary on June 26. The winner will face Democrat Dan Lamb of Dryden, a longtime congressional aide.
The general election is Nov. 6.
As of mid-April, challenger Kicinski had not filed any campaign finance disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission.
Here’s an early look at the fundraising by Hanna and Lamb:
U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna (incumbent, Republican)
Hanna sits on three House committees, including Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Small Business Committee. In his fundraising:
- Between January. and March 2012, Hanna raised $118,477, bringing his fundraising total during this election cycle to $528,573.
- During that time, he spent $57,634.
- As of March 31, he had $353,070 on hand.
- Hanna has contributed from his own pocket $25,000 — or 4 percent of his fundraising — for his campaign.
- 52 percent of his total — or $309,237 — comes from political action committees.
- The three largest PAC contribution were: $11,134 from Honeywell International; $10,000 from Carpenters and Joiners Union; and $10,000 from the National Auto Dealers Association.
Dan Lamb (challenger, Democrat)
Lamb has been an aide to retiring Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-Hurley, for 14 years. This is his first run for elected office. In his fundraising:
- From January to March 2012, Lamb raised a $46,365.
- During that time, he spent $1,375.
- As of March 31, he had $44,990 on hand.
- Contributions from named individuals make up 94 percent –or $43,365—of Lamb’s total funding.
(M. T. Elliott is a graduate student in magazine, newspaper and online journalism.)