Senate Democrats brought in $829,000 since July and have $1.2 million in the bank heading into the final weeks of the campaign.
Democrats, who are desperately trying to regain the majority they lost in 2010, had about $718,000 in the bank as of July. They still have a debt of $1.4 million, and paid just $30,000 toward it since July.
Half of the money came from Senate Democrats’ individual campaigns, including $100,000 from Sen. Michael Gianaris, who heads the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee.
They still are way behind Senate Republicans, who reported today that they have $3.4 million in the bank.
Democrats in tight Senate races — such as Ted O’Brien in the Rochester area and George Latimer in the Westchester area — are also being aided by the state’s teacher’s union, which has a $4 million political action fund.
So far, Senate Democrats appear to be raising cash and not spending it. They spent $332,017 since July, and during the campaign cycle spent $180,471 on specific candidates — the most being $53,783 on Justin Wagner’s bid to unseat Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County.