Assembly candidate Garrett Yee sent out a press release today announcing that he has raised $111,585 from nearly 200 donors as of today. Tomorrow is the deadline for candidates to file contributions for the past few months.
Yee’s top opponent, Bob Wieckowski, told me he raised about $65,000.
Wieckowski said he was pretty much resigned to having less money on hand than Yee for the upcoming Assembly batte, but hoped the news would spur his supporters to reach deeper into their wallets.
“My base is going to have look at that and say ‘we’re going to help Bobby boy raise some money here,’” he said.
Can Wieckowski beat a candidate who raised nearly twice as much money in the opening months of the campaign? Can Yee beat a man who refers to himself as “Bobby Boy?” We’ll find out in June.