By EMMA COURT
The 23rd Congressional District gained national attention last year when Democratic candidate Nate Shinagawa ’05 MA ’09 lost to incumbent Rep. Tom Reed (R-23rd) by only four points. With elections approaching in November 2014, Reed — who is running for reelection — has already spent more than his leading Democratic opponent, Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson ’75, has raised.
Reed’s campaign has received $1,217,944 in total contributions this year through Sept. 30. Between July and September, Reed raised $526,772, more than the $438,327 Robertson campaign has raised since Robertson announced her candidacy in April, according to an FEC quarter report.
Rep. Tom Reed (R-23rd) speaks at Cornell at an event held last year. (Ryan Landvater / Sun Senior Photographer)