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Hot Suffolk Senate race, by the numbers
In Long Island’s hottest state Senate race, freshman Democrat Brian Foley (D-Blue Point) has slightly more in his coffers than Republican challenger Lee Zeldin, but the Shirley lawyer raised twice the money in the last six months. The latest filings showed Foley with $111,932 on hand and $100,449 for Zeldin. For the six-month reporting period, Zeldin raised $142,208, and Foley, $64,221.
Zeldin’s biggest donors include Christopher Cox ($9,500) and Randy Altschuler ($2,500), both congessional candidates, and GOP Sen. Martin Golden of Brooklyn ($2,000).
Elsewhere, Democratic newcomer Regina Calcaterra of New Suffolk raised $118,820 and has $106,045 on hand for her bid to challenge GOP state Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).
LaValle has nearly twice as much on hand — $195,044 — but raised less, $73,343, in the past six months.