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Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst will edge out venture capitalist David Calone by $7,000 when both make their first congressional campaign finance filing this week, with Throne-Holst aides saying she will reveal that she raised $512,000.
The two are preparing to vie for the Democratic nomination next year against first-term Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley).
Throne-Holst aides declined to make the full report available but say she will report having $500,000 cash on hand, versus the $470,000 Calone says he has, even though she began fundraising later, over the Memorial Day weekend.
Her aides say 83 percent of donations come from within New York State and Throne Holst's total makes her filing the best ever for any first-time candidate in the first district. Unlike Calone, who loaned his campaign $25,000 for startup costs, Throne-Holst's total includes no loans.
Those giving to Throne-Holst included Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), who in the past headed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and U.S. Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), whose political action committee, Off the Sidelines, gave the maximum $10,000.