Amedore outspends Tkaczyk

Eleven days before election George Amedore, GOP contender for the state’s 46th Senate District, spent a whopping $735,407.52, topping Democratic Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk’s $474,790.34, according to the state Board of Elections.

The 11-day pre-general report shows that Amedore’s campaign raised $708,192.33 while Tkaczyk’s campaign took in $411,784.23.

Notable contributions to Tkaczyk include George Soros and his son Robert Soros, who each pitched in $10,300, $3,250 from singer Natalie Merchant, $6,000 from Leonard Riggio, founder of Barnes & Noble and $2,500 from New York City real estate developer Francis Greenburger.

Tkaczyk’s campaign also took in thousands from union, LLCs, special interest PACs and the campaigns of several high-ranking Democratic senatorial leaders.

Ulster County’s Democratic Committee also threw in $60,000 to her campaign while the New York State Democratic Senate Campaign Committee threw in $225,000.

As far as spending, Tkaczyk’s campaign gave $68,797 to Minneapolis-based canvassing company, GRSC Consulting LLC, and $380,000 to various firms across the country for television advertisements.

Tkaczyk also gave herself a $75 in-kind contribution of wool. The senator raises sheep and has made their fleece into wool.

Meanwhile, Amedore’s campaign took in thousands from PACs and LLCs associated with real estate, in New York City, correction officers, contractors, the NRA, and firefighters. It also took in cash from a high-ranking senate Republican. All told, those contributions added to about $94,000.

Amedore’s campaign spent $601,276 on television advertisements to two companies and about $86,000 on radio spots. The New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee threw $597,000 to Amedore’s campaign.


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