Rep. Michael Grimm’s fundraising has dried up since his April indictment.

According to Federal Election Commission filings released Tuesday, the embattled congressman raised less than $24,000 last month.

He spent just $13,000.

Grimm still has more than $1 million left in the bank, though his legal debt is north of $400,000.

Grimm’s fundraising came to a halt after he was indicted in April on various fraud charges related to a business he owned prior to taking office. That indictment led to his being abandoned by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

In addition to trying to stay in office, Grimm is attempting to raise money to pay off his mounting legal bills. Last month, the House Ethics Committee approved Grimm’s request for a legal defense fund. Grimm is expected to report later this month how much money that fund has been able to raise.

As for who is contributing to Grimm’s political campaign? Here’s the list.

Grimm’s Democratic opponent, Domenic Recchia, is expected to file his fundraising report with the FEC later today.


Recchia’s numbers are out. The former New York City Councilman raised $261,693 last month, eleven times what Grimm brought in. During that time period, Recchia spent nearly $56,000. He has nearly $1.3 million in the bank.

Update Part Two:

Grimm’s campaign sent us a statement from the congressman, in which he hits Recchia and claims his fundraising is where it needs to be.

“My campaign has been fundraising aggressively for the past year and we are absolutely on track and where we need to be,” said Grimm. “My support is based on my achievements in Congress…from major flood insurance reform that drove down massive premiums to $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy aid. However, my opponent’s funding comes from months of desperate seat shopping among the City’s ultra-liberal elite…first he wanted to be Comptroller, then Brooklyn Borough President, now he thinks Staten Island is his last resort? He’s in for a rude awakening when his entire record is against their interests: from voting to raise property taxes 18.5%, to supporting more tolls to enter Manhattan, to ignoring the people’s will and voting himself a third term in the City Council.”