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Jeffries Raises Over $100K In Bid to Unseat Towns

Brooklyn Democrat officially declared candidacy last month.

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, D-Brooklyn, raised over $105,000 so far against longtime Rep. Edolphus "Ed" Towns, his campaign announced Wednesday.

With 219 contributions in the last quarter of 2011, his total contributions are over $275,000, with more than $235,000 on hand. Jeffries received three donations this quarter from PACs, such as NORML, Drug Policy Reform Fund, and Steamfitters Local 638.

Towns' fundraising efforts have gotten off to a slow start. As of the third quarter of 2011, the incumbent on hand.

Jeffries has represented Brooklyn’s 57th Assembly District since 2007. He first ran for office in 2000 against Roger Green and then again in 2002, receiving more than 40 percent of the vote. After the 2002 elections, Jeffries discovered that he was . Selling his apartment, he moved his family a few blocks back into the newly defined 57th district to win the assembly seat in the 2006 election.

The 10th Congressional District includes Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, Cypress Hills, East New York, Mill Basin and Canarsie.

Joe Gonzalez February 03, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Okay, Hakeem, so you want to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Answer these two questions, please: What do you think about your friend Barack Obama sending American Tax Money to China to make U.S. Military uniforms? Should those uniforms be made in Brooklyn Navy Yard by local youth? And, second, where do you stand on the issue of New York State selling the Shirley Chisolm State office Building?

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