GOP candidate for 27th, Beth Parlato, says she’s raised $270K in past 2 months

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 October 2019 at 2:32 pm

Beth Parlato

Beth Parlato, a former Darien town justice for 12 years, announced she has raised $270,000 in the past two months in her campaign for Congress.

“I’ve been a part of this community my entire life. I’m humbled by the generosity and support our campaign has received so far,” Parlato said in a statement.

She noted she raised the funding while many donors were waiting to see the results of a federal criminal case against Chris Collins. The case is now resolved after Collins pleaded guilty on Tuesday to participating in a scheme to commit insider trading and to making false statements to federal law enforcement agents. He will be sentenced on Jan. 17, 2020.

Parlato said she has reached an entirely new donor base within the district that had never given to a Congressional candidate before.

“We still have big fundraising events ahead of us so I’m very confident we’ll have the resources to run an aggressive campaign,” she said.

Parlato, a frequent Fox News contributor, said she is giving Republicans their most credible opportunity to elect a conservative woman to Congress.

“We’re organized, we’re funded and we have tremendous support from our community,” she said. “That sets us up. I’m conservative and I live in the district. That’s what sets us apart.”

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