Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Brindisi has raised $510,000 in the first quarter of 2018, bringing his cash on hand total to $800,000 in his campaign to unseat Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney.

Tenney, in turn, has bashed Brindisi ahead of a planned fundraiser with Gov. Andrew Cuomo later next week.

The race for the 22nd congressional district, spread across the Mohawk Valley and the Southern Tier, is shaping up to be one of the more competitive races this fall and is in the handful of seats Democrats hope to flip.

“I continue to be humbled and appreciative of the widespread support for this campaign” said Brindisi, a state assemblyman from Utica. “Our campaign isn’t funded by Wall Street Corporations or lobbyists that game the system against working families. Instead, we rely on small contributions from real people and that’s who I will represent in Congress.”

Tenney, a first-term lawmaker in the House, knocked Brindisi for the support he’s receiving from Cuomo, who is making a push to aid Democrats running in key legislative swing races at both the state and federal levels.

“Governor Cuomo is furiously competing with Nancy Pelosi to be Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi’s biggest donor. Brindisi will be right at home raising campaign cash with Cuomo and elite liberal millionaires from New York City who have more in common with Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco than the people of upstate New York,” said Raychel Renna, Tenney’s campaign manager.