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Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst not only raised $512,580 over five weeks since she filed to run as a Democrat against Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) on the East End, but she picked up some blue-chip support.
Among her donors were Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Democratic National Committeeman Robert Zimmerman, and Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), her filing with the Federal Election Commission showed on Wednesday.
Throne-Holst is vying for the Democratic nomination with venture capitalist David Calone, whose campaign told Newsday's Rick Brand he raised $505,000 and has $470,000 in cash on hand. Calone has not yet filed his FEC report for the second quarter of this year.
Throne-Holst said she has $503,302 in cash on hand -- about $330,000 of it for the primary.
Gillibrand gave Throne-Holst the maximum donation of $10,000 through her Off the Sidelines leadership PAC.
Israel, who endorsed Throne-Holst on Tuesday, channeled $1,000 through his New York Job leadership PAC in an earmarked donation through the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which he used to chair.
And Zimmerman, a public relations executive from Great Neck, gave her the maximum primary election amount of $2,700.