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Thursday, July 17 2014

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Bill Mahoney (518) 817-3738

Analysis of Senate Filings: Republicans Have 3:1 Cash Advantage


58 of the Senates 61 incumbents had July 15th campaign finance disclosure reports on the Board of
Elections website as of 11:10 this morning.1 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
Kruger2 have the largest balances in their Senate committees.
Senate Committees and their Totals Grouped by Conference

Category
Party Committees
Incumbents running for
reelection3
Challengers of incumbent
Dems
Candidates for open seats
Retiring Incumbent
Retired Incumbent
Former challenger
Deceased former incumbent
GOP Total
1

Contributions
$2,075,317.50

Total Receipts
$3,734,890.69

Expenses
$1,692,231.75

Balance
$4,865,729.75

$3,757,854.16

$3,827,681.52

$1,570,444.37

$11,951,626.49

$421,164.54
$120,161.91
$271,175.57
$0.00
$97,123.10
$0.00
$6,742,796.78

$524,045.37
$261,146.73
$498,708.80
$151,161.91
$45,369.71
$114,532.11
$271,280.13
$205,851.93
$1,140,465.25
$5,100.00
$62,592.51
$588,500.88
$142,123.10
$326,938.20
$115,590.15
$3,070.55
$10,931.22
$465,539.14
$8,659,353.27 $4,175,506.42 $19,740,692.57

The three exceptions are Senators Sanders, Larkin, and Ball.


Krugers 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.
2

Category
Party Committees
Incumbents running for
reelection
Challengers of incumbent
GOP
Candidates for open seats
Leadership PAC
Former Incumbent
Sampson/ Smith challengers
IDC Challenger
Former challenger
Deceased former incumbent
Dem Total
Category
Incumbents
IDC PAC
IDC Total

Contributions
$1,081,538.20

Total Receipts
$1,380,529.25

Expenses
$363,609.44

Balance
$1,060,198.84

$2,044,510.82

$2,059,793.96

$1,024,062.25

$2,902,898.33

$608,066.80
$129,853.65
$966,764.54
$282,479.70
$15,700.00
$13,862.16
$1,346.48
$35,327.07
$335,738.91
$252,815.40
$508,632.97
$64,262.26
$14,139.94
$8,501.34
$9.48
$0.00
$5,890,722.33 $2,174,773.27
Total Receipts
Expenses
$1,428,951.40
$660,915.53
$380,300.00
$219,629.24
$1,809,251.40
$880,544.77

$516,223.43
$907,315.18
$3,634.83
$63,444.27
$202,771.94
$444,370.71
$7,783.73
$33,487.38
$6,142,128.64
Balance
$3,249,382.85
$1,141,038.96
$4,390,421.81

$555,925.16
$826,174.02
$15,700.00
$80.20
$295,908.91
$508,632.97
$14,139.94
$0.00
$5,342,610.22
Contributions
$1,428,662.49
$380,300.00
$1,808,962.49

Several committees were excluded from the above analysis:


Category
Republicans challenging
incumbents in primary
Democrats challenging
incumbents in primary
Gianaris AG Account
Kruger
Sampson/ Smith
Third party candidates
Total

Contributions

Total Receipts

Expenses

Balance

$3,906.00

$3,906.00

$0.00

$4,540.00

$344,549.52
$0.00
$0.00
$58,500.07
$3,357.76
$410,313.35

$377,549.52
$3,573.68
$0.00
$58,500.07
$3,402.76
$446,932.03

$144,998.09
$0.00
$2,250.00
$53,902.95
$4,158.52
$205,309.56

$309,405.37
$1,421,916.28
$412,755.98
($13,085.39)
$846.36
$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.

Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Committee Name(s)
FRIENDS FOR THE ELECTION OF DEAN SKELOS
JEFF KLEIN FOR NEW YORK
CITIZENS FOR DEFRANCISCO
COMMITTEE TO ELECT MAZIARZ STATE SENATE
FRIENDS OF SENATOR LIBOUS COMMITTEE
(2010)
CITIZENS TO ELECT JOHN BONACIC
MIKE RANZENHOFER FOR STATE SENATE
CATHY YOUNG FOR SENATE
CITIZENS FOR HANNON
FRIENDS FOR FUSCHILLO
FRIENDS OF MARTIN GOLDEN
CITIZENS FOR JOSEPH ROBACH (SENATE)
VALESKY FOR SENATE
JOHN LIU SENATE ELECTION COMMITTEE
FRIENDS OF CARL
FRIENDS OF ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS
FRIENDS OF JOE GRIFFO
FRIENDS OF SENATOR JACK MARTINS
DAVID CARLUCCI FOR NEW YORK
COMMITTEE FOR GOODMAN
FRIENDS OF TERRY GIPSON
FRIENDS OF SENATOR SEWARD
SIMCHA NY
FRIENDS OF JOHN FLANAGAN
KENNEDY FOR SENATE

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Balance
$2,771,491.35
$2,060,218.78
$1,232,312.05
$1,079,129.60
$718,477.37
$611,176.98
$587,169.74
$526,245.85
$505,621.63
$481,586.71
$473,517.48
$450,346.66
$450,285.99
$444,370.71
$412,755.98
$406,822.43
$385,958.26
$385,950.09
$385,453.12
$378,968.32
$345,319.90
$329,304.73
$308,263.19
$297,030.53
$296,255.69