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NYPIRG Senate July 2014

NYPIRG Senate July 2014

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Thursday, July 17 2014 Bill Mahoney (518) 817-3738
Analysis of Senate Filings: Republicans Have 3:1 Cash Advantage
58 of the Senate’s 61 incumbents
had July 15
th
 campaign finance disclosure reports on the Board of Elections
 website as of 11:10 this morning.
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 While final totals will change as more reports filter in, it is possible at this point to provide a general overview of how the different conferences stand in the battle for campaign funds.
 
Republicans and their committees have $19.7 million in the bank; Democrats, $6.1 million; IDC members, $4.4 million.
 
Republicans reported total receipts of $8.7 million; Democrats, $5.9 million; IDC members, $1.8 million.
 
Senators Skelos and Klein have the largest war chests. Among Democrats, John Liu and Carl Kruger
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 have the largest balances in their Senate committees.
Senate Committees and their Totals Grouped by Conference
Category Contributions Total Receipts Expenses Balance Party Committees $2,075,317.50 $3,734,890.69 $1,692,231.75 $4,865,729.75 Incumbents running for reelection
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 $3,757,854.16 $3,827,681.52 $1,570,444.37 $11,951,626.49 Challengers of incumbent Dems $421,164.54 $524,045.37 $261,146.73 $498,708.80 Candidates for open seats $120,161.91 $151,161.91 $45,369.71 $114,532.11 Retiring Incumbent $271,175.57 $271,280.13 $205,851.93 $1,140,465.25 Retired Incumbent $0.00 $5,100.00 $62,592.51 $588,500.88 Former challenger $97,123.10 $142,123.10 $326,938.20 $115,590.15 Deceased former incumbent $0.00 $3,070.55 $10,931.22 $465,539.14
GOP Total $6,742,796.78 $8,659,353.27 $4,175,506.42 $19,740,692.57
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 The three exceptions are Senators Sanders, Larkin, and Ball.
2
 Kruger
s funds, as well as those belonging to several other committees identified on the second page, were excluded from the numbers in the previous two bullet points.
3
 For the purposes of this analysis, Senator Felder is grouped with the Republicans.
 
Category Contributions Total Receipts Expenses Balance Party Committees $1,081,538.20 $1,380,529.25 $363,609.44 $1,060,198.84 Incumbents running for reelection $2,044,510.82 $2,059,793.96 $1,024,062.25 $2,902,898.33 Challengers of incumbent GOP $555,925.16 $608,066.80 $129,853.65 $516,223.43 Candidates for open seats $826,174.02 $966,764.54 $282,479.70 $907,315.18 Leadership PAC $15,700.00 $15,700.00 $13,862.16 $3,634.83 Former Incumbent $80.20 $1,346.48 $35,327.07 $63,444.27 Sampson/ Smith challengers $295,908.91 $335,738.91 $252,815.40 $202,771.94 IDC Challenger $508,632.97 $508,632.97 $64,262.26 $444,370.71 Former challenger $14,139.94 $14,139.94 $8,501.34 $7,783.73 Deceased former incumbent $0.00 $9.48 $0.00 $33,487.38
Dem Total $5,342,610.22 $5,890,722.33 $2,174,773.27 $6,142,128.64
Category Contributions Total Receipts Expenses Balance Incumbents $1,428,662.49 $1,428,951.40 $660,915.53 $3,249,382.85 IDC PAC $380,300.00 $380,300.00 $219,629.24 $1,141,038.96
IDC Total $1,808,962.49 $1,809,251.40 $880,544.77 $4,390,421.81
Several committees were excluded from the above analysis: Category Contributions Total Receipts Expenses Balance Republicans challenging incumbents in primary $3,906.00 $3,906.00 $0.00 $4,540.00 Democrats challenging incumbents in primary $344,549.52 $377,549.52 $144,998.09 $309,405.37 Gianaris AG Account $0.00 $3,573.68 $0.00 $1,421,916.28 Kruger $0.00 $0.00 $2,250.00 $412,755.98 Sampson/ Smith $58,500.07 $58,500.07 $53,902.95 ($13,085.39) Third party candidates $3,357.76 $3,402.76 $4,158.52 $846.36
Total $410,313.35 $446,932.03 $205,309.56 $2,136,378.60 Candidates with largest current balances
Senator Skelos currently has more money in the bank than any other senator. Among Democrats, the two committees with the largest warchests belong to non-incumbents: John Liu and Carl Kruger. Despite leaving office in 2002 and passing away in June, former Senator Roy Goodman retains the #20 position on this list.

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