Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, Monroe County, raised $730,000 in the third quarter of her re-election bid against Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks,
Slaughter has raised more than $1 million for her re-election campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Brooks, a Republican, has raised $773,007.
A Siena poll showed Slaughter, who was first elected in 1986, with a 10-percentage-point lead over Brooks, who was first elected in 2003.
“I am so gratified by the overwhelming grassroots support for my campaign,” Slaughter said in a statement. “This strong fundraising report and the recent Siena poll show our message of creating jobs here at home while protecting Medicare from cuts is clearly resonating with voters.”