Gillibrand Has $10.5 Million in Re-Election Bid

Gillibrand is running her second Senate campaign since she was appointed in 2009 to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Monday, Jul 16, 2012  |  Updated 4:31 PM EDT
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Gillibrand Has $10.5 Million in Re-Election Bid

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Kirsten Gillibrand

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday reported $10.5 million in her campaign account as she runs for re-election, giving the Democrat a massive cash advantage over Republican challenger Wendy Long.

The Gillibrand campaign reported that it raised just over $2 million for the three-month period that ended June 30 in federal disclosure forms that were due Sunday.

Long reported $96,411 in campaign cash at the end of the period.

Long, a New York City lawyer who has advocated for conservative judges, won a three-way Republican primary last month. Long spokesman David Catalfamo said they were confident they will have the resources to win in November.

"The fact is even Ben Bernanke can't print enough money to explain the job losses, the skyrocketing debt and the constant flip flops that are the hallmark of Sen. Gillibrand's record," he said.

Gillibrand is running her second Senate campaign since she was appointed in 2009 to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2010, she won election to finish the last two years of Clinton's term.

Gillibrand and Long are competing for a full six-year term.

Gillibrand campaign spokesman Glen Caplin said the senator is "proud to have the broad support of New Yorkers across the state and will continue to fight hard for her vision to create jobs and see 'Made in America' again."

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