From the Times Ledger:
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) has raised more than $839,000 for his re-election campaign this election cycle and spent more than $864,219, but he is in the green with $1.139 million in cash on hand.
Ackerman has taken $555,671 from individuals and $257,740 from political action committees from 2009 until June 30 this year, according to Federal Election Commission records.
In the latest filing quarter from April to June 30, the congressman raised $338,000. Most of Ackerman’s contributions were donated in 2009, the records showed.
Campaign finance records showed Ackerman received a lot of monetary support from the Asian community, including former Flushing state Assemblyman Jimmy Meng, who contributed $2,400 to the congressman’s campaign on June 10, 2009.
Developers were among Ackerman’s biggest donors.
Joseph Muss, a principal of the Flushing-based Muss Development Co., contributed $3,400 to Ackerman in June 2009.
Joshua Muss, a partner with Allied Jamaica, gave the congressman $3,500 on June 17, 2009.
Ackerman received more than half of his contributions from individuals.
Political action committees represented more than $250,000 of the congressman’s contributions.