Candidates in the September 13th primary elections were required to file campaign financial reports on August 13th for transactions and receipts through August 9th. That is four weeks beyond the last reports.
Here’s a summary of what the candidates raised and spent during that four week period, and what they had left in their accounts as of August 9th:
Governor – Democratic primary
Andrew Cuomo, Democrat. Incumbent. Raised: $845,162 Spent: $7,486,968 Balance: $24,446,155
Cynthia Nixon, Democrat. Raised: $391,237 Spent: $606,819 Balance: $441,857
Lieutenant Governor – Democratic primary
Kathy Hochul, Democrat. Incumbent: Raised: $458,579 Spent: $143,167 Balance: $1,559,928
Jumaane Williams, Democrat. Raised: $24,628 Spent: $31,556 Balance: $38,575; Williams has thus far only refunded $10,000 of the $45,000 in previously noted over-contributed corporate donations.
Attorney General – Democratic primary
Leecia Eve. Raised: $41,620 Spent: $133,026 Balance: $159,552
Letitia James. Raised: $434,401 Spent: $217,664 Balance: $1,208,217
Sean Patrick Maloney. Raised: $696,249 Spent: $882,563 Balance: $795,072
Zephyr Teachout. Raised: $369,508 Spent: $112,998 Balance: $474,335
63rd Senate District – Democratic primary
Timothy Kennedy, Democrat. Incumbent. Raised: $84,140 Spent: $40,427 Balance: $649,449
Shaqurah Zackery, Democrat. Raised: $6,854 Spent: $6,854 Balance: $0
Erie County Court Judge
Suzanne Maxwell Barnes, Democrat. No report filed as of 8/17/18 PM
Debra Givens, Republican. Raised: $7,495 Spent: $3,415 Balance: $39,511
Erie County Clerk
Michael Kearns, Republican. Incumbent. Raised: $16,514 Spent: $6,556 Balance: $41,874
Angela Marinucci, Democrat. Raised: $8,629 Spent: $1,458 Balance: $44,900
The Republican candidate for Congress in the 27th District
What an interesting show to watch. Chris Collins is hiding. He’s not running, he’s not resigning his seat, and apparently he is not talking with too many people. Oh yeah, and he is okay with substituting another candidate for Congress.
Republican chairmen are scrambling, trying to vet the 15 or so potential candidates (Question 1: have you ever committed insider trading?). Republican lawyers are burning the midnight oil trying to figure out how to get Collins off the congressional ballot and how to substitute someone else. Nate McMurray is growing his campaign. Democratic lawyers are getting reading.
In the interest of trying to move this process along, Politics and Other Stuff has created a poll of the potential Republican candidates. It is, of course, totally unscientific. We’re just trying to help out the Republican chairmen here. Even if you are not a Republican county chairman, you are invited to participate.