NY-23: Scozzafava Faces Cash Crunch– Hoffman Enjoys Big Haul After Palin Endorsement
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Despite her big money donations from Republican organizations and NARAL and support from Daily Kos, Dede Scozzafave is suffering from a cash crunch as the campaign winds down.
The Daily Politics reported:
As has been previously reported, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava is indeed suffering from a serious cash crunch.
She spent nearly as much as she raised – $204,879 compared to $233,583 – loaned her campaign $12,000 and has just $40,703 on hand. Her biggest expense? Media, specifically Strategic Media Services in Washington, D.C.
Of Scozzafava’s contributions, $103,890 came from PACs. Her individual donors include:
Her father, Bill, on whose behalf she suspended her campaign earlier this season ($500, $1,500);her mother, Marilyn, ($2,400); former state GOP Chairman Sandy Treadwell ($1,000); Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb ($500); lobbyist Patrick McCarthy ($500); Margo Catsimatidis, wife of supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis, ($1,000); former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, ($1,000); NRCC ($4,500); the state GOP ($5,000); Assembly members Janet Duprey ($1,000), Teresa Sayward ($1,000) and Joel Miller ($500), all fellow “yes” votes on gay marriage; the late Sen. Ron Stafford’s campaign committee ($1,000); Kay Stafford, ($1,400); the Congressional Majority Committee ($5,000), former Assembly Minority Leader John Faso ($250), Rep. Chris Lee ($1,000), NARAL ($2,000).
The son of state GOP Chairman Ed Cox, Christopher, gave $4,600, but that was refunded (no explanation was given).
Doug Hoffman outspent his fundraising – $229,879 to 205,139 – quite a burn rate. He’s also $215,000 in debt ($102,000 of that is his own loan). His campaign has said he raised $210,000 on-line since the reporting period ended.
The Club for Growth accounts for the lion’s share of Hoffman’s contributions. (This is being flagged in the report for breaking the limits, but it’s an independent expenditure). There’s also a lot of out-of-state money pouring into his coffers.
Other donors of interest include: The state Conservative Party ($5,000), and the Citizens United Political Victory Fund ($10,000).
Democrat Bill Owens has raised $502,197, spent $373,836 and has $125,561 worth of debt- that’s just slightly less than the $128,361 he has on hand.
The Other McCain has more on the money race.
More… The St. Louis Tea Party will hold a presser today to demand that Republican leaders in Missouri make their position on Scozzafava known.