Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Slaughter tops Brooks in fundraising

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Louise Slaughter and Maggie Brooks have submitted their quarterly campaign finance reports and, from the beginning of July to the end of September, Slaughter raised far more money than Brooks.

In fact, Slaughter raised more in individual contributions than Brooks did in total. Slaughter, a Democrat and the incumbent, raised $720,830 for the quarter, with $446,206 coming from individuals, says her filing. Brooks, a Republican, received $445,894 in contributions, $365,155 of which came from individuals, says her filing.

Slaughter has brought in a total of $1.8 million in contributions for this election and has $410,708 on hand. Brooks has brought in $1.2 million and has $856,715 on hand.

In the neighboring House race, incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul leads Republican Chris Collins in contributions. Hochul brought in $720,606, of which $510,439 came from individuals, says her filing. Collins brought in $321,881, $234,381 from individuals, says his filing.

Collins also loaned his campaign another $400,000; he'd previously loaned the campaign $250,000. Hochul loaned $250,000 to her own campaign during a previous quarter.

Hochul has $924,541 on hand while Collins has $166,771.

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