Congressman-elect Anthony Brindisi will go to the 116th Congress with one of the highest shares of small, individual donations funding their campaign.

That's according to the Center For Responsive Politics.

Brindisi is on the group's Top Ten list of incoming Congressional members who raised the largest amount of their total campaign contributions from individual contributions under $200.

He was listed with the seventh highest portion of total campaign funds raised from small individual donors.

“I always intended my campaign for Congress to be a grass roots effort, and there is no question that small, individual donations really made the difference.  I pledged that I would not take donations from large corporate PAC’s, and I think was able to demonstrate that it is possible to win without big money donors,” Brindisi said.

The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on issues pertaining to fund-raising and lobbying in elections and public policy.

Its list of the top ten donors was released on its website,

Brindisi defeated incumbent Congresswoman Claudia Tenney in the November election.

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