Largest GOP Fundraising Quarter in More Than Six Years

Colin Schmitt’s grassroots Hot Dog Roast fundraiser in June attracted more than 150 people.

Washingtonville, NY — New York State Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt today announced that his congressional campaign raised $281,000 in his first quarter as a candidate for New York’s 18th Congressional District, with $240,000 cash on hand. Schmitt’s quarterly fundraising performance is the most for any Republican in the district since the candidate was a former Member of Congress.

“I am deeply grateful for the outpouring of support our campaign received from every corner of New York’s 18th Congressional District and beyond,” said Assemblyman Schmitt. “Our grassroots campaign has been fueled by the energy and enthusiasm of Hudson Valley residents who are concerned about the direction of our state and our country and who want change.  Our growing ranks of volunteers and support demonstrate that we have the momentum we need to win this race.”

Schmitt’s impressive fundraising total came from 975 donors, including nearly 500 individuals residing in the four counties represented by the congressional district.

Westchester Republican Committee Chair and NY Republican State Committee Vice-Chair Douglas Colety stated, “Colin Schmitt’s exceptional fundraising performance and the broad coalition of supporters that he has brought into his campaign proves that he has what it takes to defeat radically-liberal Sean Patrick Maloney and represent the Hudson Valley in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

“Assemblyman Schmitt has an incredible base of support,” said Schmitt for Congress Co-Chair and former State Senator, Terrence Murphy.  “Colin is exactly the candidate we need to return strong conservative leadership to the Hudson Valley’s congressional delegation and to help shape the future of our country.”

Schmitt for Congress Co-Chair and Orange County County Clerk, Annie Rabbitt stated, “Colin’s standard-setting grassroots fundraising haul is a testament to his hard work and the broad appeal and support he has. In just a few months he has shown himself to be the strongest Republican candidate who will win back our seat.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a Sergeant in the Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes parts of Orange and Rockland counties.  Colin and his wife, Nikki, live in the Town of New Windsor with their rescue dog Quincy.  On April 6, 2021, Colin announced his campaign for New York’s 18th Congressional District.  As a lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Colin will stand up for local families and their values in the U.S. House of Representatives by fighting for lower taxes and more jobs and defending the region’s wonderful quality of life.