Chris Meek, a Republican candidate in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, says his 4th quarter fundraising report will show a total of $230,000 raised.
Meek, one of two declared Republicans hoping to unseat Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, says the report shows his candidacy is attracting strong support. He noted in a statement that he has received endorsements from former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele and from state Reps. Livvy Floren, Terrie Wood and Mike Malgano.
Meek is a former Goldman Sachs trader who rose to prominence after starting an initiative to assist homeowners threatened with foreclosure.
His Republican opponent is Steve Obsitnik of Westport, a CEO of a wireless infrastructure company. Obsitnik last week announced he raised more than $250,000 in the last campaign finance reporting period, which ended on Dec. 31. He has earned a number of endorsements from Westport officials, including Selectman Charles Haberstroh, Board of Finance Chairman Avi Kaner and former state Rep. Jo Fuchs.