In the race to raise money heading into the final days of the general election, Democratic petitioning candidate for mayor Mary-Jane Foster outpaced Democratic nominee Joe Ganim in the latest October reporting period, raking in roughly $140,000 in total from individual contributions and political action committees, according to her campaign finance report.
“I am honored and heartened that so many people care about the future of Bridgeport and believe that our campaign represents the best chance for Bridgeport to move forward,” said Foster in a statement. “It is especially encouraging to see more and more people willing to step forward as they see our campaign continue to gain momentum.”
Ganim raised about $130,000 during the nearly four-week reporting period bringing his total haul since entering the race six months ago to more than $500,000. Republican Rick Torres raised about $19,000 during the most recent filing period. Foster’s campaign money came from business community interests, Foster’s contacts, and Mayor Bill Finch’s fundraising operation including a major event hosted by former Democratic Town Chair John Stafstrom last week.
“It should be clear to everyone that Mary-Jane Foster is building a campaign to win and that we are serious about raising the resources necessary to win on November 3rd,” said Tom Swan, Foster’s campaign manager.
Foster and Ganim are not done raising money. They have fundraisers scheduled to close out the week before next Tuesday’s election.