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Local incumbents lead challengers in cash

Oct 05, 2010 11:42 am
Capitol Confidential's Rick Karlin, quoting NYPIRG’s Bill Mahoney, reports on "32-Day Fundraising" filings, which show all local incumbents with large cash advantages over their challengers. Republican incumbent State Senator Steve Saland has $240,833 on hand while Democrat challenger Didi Barrett has $135,258 in the New York State Senate District 41 contest to represent Columbia and Dutchess counties. Independent incumbent Tim Gordon, running to retain his seat in New York State Assembly District 108 which covers northern Greene and Columbia counties, has $17,195 on hand against Republican challenger Steven McLaughlin's $2,035. In the New York Assembly District 103, which covers Columbia County, incumbent Republican Marc Molinaro has $19,806 to Democrat challenger Susan Tooker's zero. Republican incumbent Pete Lopez, running unopposed in the New York State Assembly District 127 that covers much of Greene County, has $35,424 on hand. Likewise, State Senator James Seward, representing Senate District 51 which covers Greene County, is unopposed, and has $189,091 on hand.
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