1/12/13

Source: George Campaign to Post $210K Gain

According to a campaign source, former Manhattan prosecutor Abe George, challenging veteran Brooklyn DA Charlie Hynes to a 2013 Democratic Primary, will post a six-month campaign fundraising gain of $210K on Tuesday.

Hynes' campaign fundraising has lagged during that same six-month period.

Celebrity lawyer David Boies, who has donated $45,000 to George, is among his biggest supporters.

George said he sees Boies' "game-changing" contribution triggering support from others who have been hesitant to appear in a public disclosure report.

Introduced to Boies though another lawyer at Boies' firm, George reportedly pitched on wrongful convictions, gun violence, stop-and-frisk and marijuana.

A month later, the check arrived.

George's campaign  has hired veteran Democratic fundraiser Kristie Stiles, who raised money for Eliot Spitzer; and lawyer/advisor Matt Cowherd, leader of progressive anti-machine New Kings Democrats, which grew out of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.

With the support of Boies and Cowherd, George hopes to emerge as Hynes' leading progressive challenger.

It's expected that the Kings County Democratic Committee, headed by Vito Lopez successor Frank Seddio, will support Hynes.

Also fundraising for a primary run against Hynes, seeking a 7th term in office, is former federal prosecutor Ken Thompson.

The article from Capital New York.

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