First to NBC News: With $840,000 cash on hand, Jones is running against GOP Rep. Mike Lawler — but has a Democratic primary first.

Sahil Kapur | NBC News | Oct. 5, 2023

Former Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones raised $1.15 million in the third quarter of 2023 for his congressional comeback attempt in New York, has campaign told NBC News.

He has $840,000 cash on hand, his campaign added.

The substantial sum comes as Jones seeks to consolidate Democratic support in a primary that includes former school board member Liz Whitmer Gereghty — the sister of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — and Bedford councilwoman MaryAnn Carr….