Campaign-finance nerds, rejoice! The latest round of filings from political campaigns is due Monday, covering the period from mid-January through midnight tomorrow.
Slowly, some filings are starting to trickle in, though most are at the local level (lots of town political committees, low-level offices, etc.) Courtesy of New York Public Interest Research Group database whiz Bill Mahoney, below you can see all of the July filings made with the state Board of Elections as of this morning.
One caught my eye. The Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York—an industry trade group that has been one of the state’s biggest boosters of natural-gas drilling and hydrofracking—made a total of two contributions through its little-used political action committee.
A total of $250 went to Andy Goodell, a Republican Assemblyman from Chautauqua County (and older cousin of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, himself a Jamestown native.)
Another donation—of $5,000—went to the campaign of Sen. Thomas Libous, a Binghamton Republican who has been one of the Legislature’s most outspoken proponents of hydrofracking. (High-volume hydrofracking, of course, has been on hold in New York while the state Department of Environmental Conservation completes an environmental and regulatory review of the technology.)
As promised, for your viewing pleasure, here are the July filings made as of this morning. As mentioned, the deadline for filing is Monday. (UPDATE: Please excuse the formatting issue. Here’s a link to Mahoney’s full spreadsheet.)