The New York Public Interest Research Group’s Bill Mahoney took a look at campaign filings from the New York State Senate Democrats and Republicans, and found a significant gap between the competing parties.
“While a few Senators’ filings have yet to appear online, the 54 who have filed provide enough information to establish a general picture of the conferences’ fundraising success,” Mr. Mahoney said. “The Republicans’ candidates and parties have nearly five times as much money in the bank as the Democrats’ and have raised nearly three times as much.”
The actual tally shows a gap well over $10 million. Republicans have over $15 million in the bank, compared to $3.2 million for the Democrats. The Independent Democratic Caucus’ four State Senators and committee combined have just above $1.5 million.
View NYPIRG’s State Senate breakdown below: