UPDATE: Santabarbara's Assembly campaign in the black after all
UPDATE (3:35 p.m.):
Democrat Assembly candidate Angelo Santabarbara's campaign has submitted an amended filing that puts it in the black financially.
His campaign is now reporting $31,167.98 in contributions, instead of about $28,000, and has a remaining balance of $1,618.
"Something didn't make it through," he said of missing contributions in his initial filing.
As for the big fundraising advantage currently held by Republican Thomas Quackenbush, Santabarbara said he has plenty of support and will be focusing on fundraising more in the future. "For me, it's more of a door-to-door campaign," he added.
Citing election law, Santabarbara wouldn't comment on a poll his campaign commissioned.
Democrat Assembly candidate Angelo Santabarbara's campaign committee is seeing red, according to a report filed with the New York State Board of Elections.
In the race to fill the 111th Assembly District seat, which is being vacated by Assemblyman George Amedore, Republican candidate Thomas Quackenbush has about $24,000 to spend and Santabarbara's campaign owes almost $2,000. Santabarbara raised almost $28,0000 since declaring, but spent about $30,000, with two-thirds of that going to a poll he commissioned.
The poll was likely commissioned to garner support from the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, which will rally its resources behind specific races if Democratic candidates can demonstrate they're in a position to win. Democratic Assembly candidate Carrie Woerner commissioned a poll from the same agency and at the same price as the one cited by Santabarbara's campaign for the purpose of appealing to the DACC. Her poll did not yield positive results.
Santabarbara did not respond to a phone call about his filing.
Quackenbush's campaign raised almost $35,000 and spent a little more than $10,000.
The filings from both candidates are available below.
Santabarbara July $ Filing
Quackenbush July $ Filing
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