11th hour cash infusions
Election Day is here, but results won’t be available until late tonight and some races won’t be declared until all the absentee votes are counted.
So for political junkies trying to gauge what to expect tonight, and those who have had their fill of polls, here are some recent money dumps. These late donations are seen as the final push in tight races and could indicate a candidate’s desperation or their winning edge.
Additionally, in the closing days, each party’s Senate and Assembly committees receive large infusions of cash that are aimed at the get-out-the-vote effort.
Here are some local and state-wide candidates who have declared money since Saturday:
New York’s 40th Senate District:
Republican Greg Ball: On Monday, his PAC (New Yorkers on the Ball) declared three checks for $9,500, which is the legal limit in the state. One check came from BFP 300 MADISON A LLC and another from BFP 300 MADISON B LLC. He declared a $4,000 donation from Republican Sen. John Bonacic’s campaign on Saturday.
Democrat Michael Kaplowitz: On Saturday his campaign declared two contributions for the limit of $9,500.
New York’s 43rd Senate District:
Democrat Joanne Yepsen: One contribution of $5,000 was announced on Saturday.
New York’s 44th Senate District:
Republican Hugh Farley: Declared a contribution of $2,000 on Saturday.
Democrat Susan Savage: $5,500 was declared for her coffers on Saturday.
New York Attorney General:
Republican Dan Donovan: $57,500 was declared on Monday from five donors, including $25,000 from Peter Grauer of Connecticut.
Democrat Eric Schneiderman: Eight donations worth a total of $33,500 were declared on Saturday.
New York state Comptroller
Republican Harry Wilson: $89,700 was declared on Saturday from 10 sources.
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