Senate Democrats Will Try To Regain Majority With $1.2M


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.


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  1. Keep giving the teachers more raises for 9 months work so that they can keep bribing Democratic candidates to help raise their pay some more so they can bribe Democratic candidates even more and see to it that your school taxes for failing schools can “educate” more nitwits who can’t spell or add, and who will become the new big spending, big taxing Democrat politicians and finally see to it that your school taxes, already more than your (failing) mortgage, triple. Nice formula.

  2. Take a look at the union money the Senate GOP took in. Who owns them?

    You’re blinded by the Right.

  3. We keep giving the teachers’- unions money and they corrupt Republicans, too. Add to that the Republicans are scared chitless of all that money and phone banks going to Dems. So, in the end, the homeowner is screwed doubly, never to recover until a stop is put to this outrage.

  4. they can spend all they want to oust Greg Ball. In fact spend everything you got! You’ll fail, and come January 1st, Ball will be the re-elected 40th senator. The only unhappy ones will be a small group of nitwit failed republicans from southeast who’ve been exposed finally for what they are.

  5. Lakis Velotris on

    Will Gainaris repudiate and referring to Greek Americans with the nazi term Expatriate Homogeneity?