Rep. John Katko’s campaign on Thursday announced he had raised $521,623 in the second quarter fundraising period of 2019 as he seeks re-election to New York's 24th Congressional District seat.
The campaign cash haul is a record total for him in a non-election year. His campaign’s fundraising announcement was also coupled with the not-unexpected announcement he would run for re-election in 2020.
Katko is running for a fourth term in what has been an unpredictable swing district, with voters turning out incumbents virtually every election year.
Katko, a Republican and former federal prosecutor, has been able to maintain a hold on the seat. Last year, he defeated Democrat Dana Balter.
The 24h district covers Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne and western Oswego counties.