Here’s a quick snapshot of where our campaign stands as of today:

Total raised: $556,228
Number of contributors: 719
Volunteers signed up: 1,146

And some news from the campaign trail:

lohud“The word from the ninth floor is that the candidate the GOP fears the most is Bramson. He has a broad appeal and could match up well in a debate with Astorino.” (1/19/13)

Bramson takes the lead

Newsday“Noam Bramson raised an impressive $427,000 in the last month, bringing his total to more than half a million dollars for his bid to become Westchester County executive.”

“Bramson’s sizable war chest is just about double what Republican County Executive Rob Astorino had during the same filing period when he was a challenger in 2009 and went on to beat three-term incumbent Andy Spano. That year Astorino had $211,000 in the early stages of his campaign.”

Bramson’s success shows he can raise cash in a race that won’t be cheap. A fat piggy bank and well-financed campaign ought to go a long way with Democratic Party leaders as they figure out whom to get behind in their efforts to oust Astorino, a first-term Republican and prolific fundraiser.” (1/16/13)

Westchester Democrats agree to be united in race for county executive

Newsday“Democratic leaders met last night at headquarters in White Plains and agreed that whoever is nominated at the convention will be the guy to challenge the Republican executive.”

“New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, Board of Legislators chairman Ken Jenkins of Yonkers and Legis. Bill Ryan of White Plains are the three declared Democrats in the race. All three agreed to abide by the party leaders’ choice at a yet-to-be-scheduled convention.”

“The development is a show of unity for Democrats and a letdown for Republicans, who were quietly hoping for a potentially combative primary season.” (1/17/13)

Bramson Endorsed by Congresswoman Nita Lowey

“Noam is one of the most effective, smart, and principled public servants I have known. He has the talent and determination to make a significant, positive difference for Westchester. I am very proud to endorse him.”

New Rochelle’s Mayor to Run for County Exec

Patch“Bramson, who won re-election last year with a record-setting 79 percent of the vote, gives Democrats a top-tier contender to take on Republican incumbent Rob Astorino.”

“‘We need a County Executive with a coherent vision for growing our economy and attracting new jobs, for cutting government waste and inefficiency, and for making good on our commitment to seniors, children, and working parents,’ said Bramson. ‘As the Mayor of a diverse and complex community, I have brought people together to achieve positive change. As County Executive, I will act with innovation and energy to shape a stronger, healthier, and more inclusive Westchester.’” (12/14/12)