Philip Boyle, Rick Montano tied in campaign cash race

Republican Philip Boyle, left, and Democrat Rick Montano,

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Republican Philip Boyle, left, and Democrat Rick Montano, right, are running for a seat in the 4th State Senate District. (Credit: Barry Sloan/James Escher)

Assemb. Phil Boyle pulled in donations from realty interests and fellow Republicans as he racked up a 5-1 fundraising advantage over Democratic Suffolk County Legis. Ricardo Montano in the race for the only open state Senate seat on Long Island, records show.

Yet with a month to go, the candidates have an almost equal amount of money on hand, according to state campaign filings that were...

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