The state’s Independent Democratic Conference will file today with $4.3 million cash on hand among its five members and political action committee—with $1.8 million raised during last six months.
IDC Leader Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, was the most prodigious of the group with $900,000 raised during the period, giving him $2 million in the bank heading into a Sept. 9 primary with former New York City Councilman Oliver Koppell.
The IDC has shared power in the Senate with Republicans, but broke from the GOP last month and vowed to share power with Democrats after the November elections.
In fundraising comparisons, the 30-member Senate GOP had about $5 million in the bank and the Senate Democrats had $1 million.
“This illustrates the overwhelming support that the IDC enjoys from upstate to downstate,” Klein said in a statement. “These resources leave us well positioned in this primary season to continue to advocate for the IDC’s members and its agenda.”
An IDC PAC had $1.1 million on hand, the conference said. Sen. David Valesky, D-Syracuse, expected to report about $450,000 in the bank, and Sen. David Carlucci, D-Clarktown, Rockland County, is expected to report $370,000 in his coffers.
But faced potential primaries, but avoided them when they rejoined with Democrats.
IDC member and Sen. Tony Avella, D-Queens, is being outraised, though, by primary foe, John Liu, the former New York City comptroller.
Sen. Diane Savino, D-Staten Island, reported about $260,000 in the bank.