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October 9, 2012 Bill Mahoney (518) 817-3738
NYS SENATE RACES: GOP RETAINS FUNDRAISING LEAD WITHMORE THAN FIVE TIMES THE MONEY INTHE BANK THAN DEMOCRATS
With a month to go before election day, the most recent campaign finance disclosure forms show thatRepublican committees involved in Senate races have 5.3 times as much money in their campaigncoffers as Democrats ones. This is essentially unchanged since July, when they had 5.4 times the money.If current totals for
which haven’t needed to file since July –
wereavailable, there is a good chance that the Republican lead would be greater, due to reports that MayorBloomberg recently gave the Republicans $1 million.Of course, significant sums of money spent in October will come from Super PACs, which are notincluded in these totals. NYSUT has recently pledged to spend a fifth of its $4 million
to aid Senate Democrats, and a mysteriou
s “Common Sense Principles” committee has
recently been funding mailings designed to benefit Republicans.
TOTAL MONEY IN THE BANK AS OF MOST RECENT FILINGS
Democratic Total:Democrats $3,464,902.94Candidates on General Election Ballot $3,024,873.23Regular Party Committee $1,216,124.92Housekeeping Committee $54,187.73Leadership PACs $16,806.33Incumbents not running for reelection $152,068.27Former Candidates $214,836.76Retired Senators $465,698.29Candidate and Party Debt -$1,679,692.59Other Democratic MoneyEx-Legislators Currently in Prison $417,310.38Statewide Committee for Gianaris $1,434,184.94Republican Total:Republicans $18,457,431.34Candidates on General Election Ballot $12,873,503.28
For most candidates, these filings have been submitted in the past week. However, many retired legislators and
the parties’ housekeeping committees have not filed since July.