Republican businessman Randy Altschuler will report more than $776,000 in his campaign account at the start of 2010, his campaign manager announced in a strategy memo released Wednesday evening.
The campaign also reported raising $394,000 total through the end of the year, nearly $200,000 of which came in the fourth quarter. Altschuler also has self-funding capability, and put in $450,000 of his own money in the third quarter. The campaign did not disclose how much, if any, money the Republican contributed from his own pocket in the final quarter of the year.
Republicans have been touting Altschuler as a well-funded, fresh face to take on Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) in New York’s 1st district. But he may get a run for his money — literally — from another neophyte candidate, George Demos. The SEC prosecutor announced Wednesday that raised more than $300,000 in the fourth quarter and ended the year with $275,000 in the bank.