Skoufis widens fundraising edge over Basile

Democratic  assemblyman and Senate candidate James Skoufis outraised his Republican opponent by more than 5-to-1 in the latest fundraising period and had nearly 10 times as much campaign funding as GOP candidate Tom Basile as of Oct. 1, with just over a month to go before the Nov. 6 election.

Campaign reports from the two 39th Senate District candidates show the Woodbury Democrat raised almost $140,000 in the 10-day period from Sept. 21 to Oct. 1, a haul that included $11,000 maximum contributions from the Washington-based Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and from the campaign account of Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Senate Democratic minority leader. Skoufis had a little over $314,000 on hand after expenses.

Basile, a Stony Point Republican, raised about $25,000 in that same period and reported a $33,000 balance on Oct. 1. He had spent around $141,000 0n TV commercials during that time, compared to $100,000 in TV ads for Skoufis. Basile’s biggest donations were a pair of $5,000 checks from State Street Associate PAC and Empire Health PAC.

Here are the Oct. 1 account balances reported by candidates for eight contested Senate and Assembly races in districts that cross Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties (excluded are figures for Assembly members Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, and Aileen Gunther, D-Forestburgh, who are running unopposed for re-election.)

Senate District 39

Republican Tom Basile: $32,944

Democrat James Skoufis: $314,111

Senate District 42

Democrat Jen Metzger: $221,848

Republican Annie Rabbitt: $125,445

Senate District 46

* Republican George Amedore: $201,098

Democrat Pat Strong: $118,146

Senate District 51

* Republican James Seward: $437,710

Democrat Joyce St. George:  $25,651

Assembly District 98

* Republican Karl Brabenec: $31,952

Democrat Scott Martens: $14,971

Assembly District 99

Democrat Matt Rettig $19,209

Republican Colin Schmitt: $56,412

Assembly District 101

Democrat Chad McEvoy: $6,587

* Republican Brian Miller: $5,417

Assembly District 104

Democrat Jonathan Jacobson: $52,390

Republican Scott Manley: $23,867

* denotes incumbent

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