Money flowing into state Senate race
Sep 25, 2012 7:11 am
Kyle Hughes reports in the Daily Freeman outside donors are writing checks to help fund the 46th state Senate District race between Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk (Tah-KAY-zick) and Republican George Amedore, according to Board of Elections filings. The biggest recipient of money from outside the district is Amedore, the best known of the two candidates because of his Assembly tenure. Democrats say Amedore, whose family has a successful Albany-area home building business, has taken in more than $100,000 from donors outside the district, including several $10,000 contributions from downstate real estate interests. Republicans say Tkaczyk, a school board president and former Senate aide making her first run for legislative office, has taken in more than $45,000 in outside money. Friday, Tkaczyk, reported she has raised more than $100,000, about half of that in loans and donations she made to her own campaign. On July 16, Amedore reported raising $300,258. The 46th SD comprises all of Montgomery and Greene counties, and parts of Ulster, Schenectady and Albany counties. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.