As an incumbent, Rep. Nan Hayworth, a New York Republican, hasn’t needed to pull out her own checkbook the way she did when she first ran for Congress two years ago. Hayworth, an ophthalmologist who contributed $500,000 to her 2010 campaign, pulled in $2.9 million this time without donating a dime of her own money.
Hayworth contributed $100,000 this week to her re-election effort, Federal Election Commission disclosures show.
She is in a tough fight against Democratic challenger Sean Patrick Maloney, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, who held an event with the candidate and then penned a fundraising solicitation email on his behalf.
Hayworth is one of six vulnerable New York incumbents, according to political analyst Charlie Cook. The others are fellow Republican freshmen Chris Gibson, Ann Marie Buerkle and Michael Grimm, and Democrats Kathy Hochul and Tim Bishop.