IDC reports $3.6M, Skelos $2.3M in campaign cash

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The Independent Democratic Conference of the state Senate reported $3.6 million in campaign cash on hand to start this election year.

The pack of breakaway Democrats that shares Senate control with 29 Republicans notes that the total cash for the IDC political action committee and its four members equals $900,000 per legislator. That would traditionally be a significant fund for a legislative election.

“We know our candidates will have the resources they need to get their message out to voters,” said conference leader Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx). He had the most cash on hand among his conference's members with $1.6 million.

Senate co-leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) reported Tuesday that he has almost $2.3 million in campaign cash in his individual account. He reports he collected nearly $232,000 in donations in the past six months.

The Senate Republican and Democratic campaign committees haven’t released their campaign records. The Assembly Democratic and Republican campaign committees hadn’t filed by Wednesday, either.

Statewide candidates, including Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who is expected to report more than $30 million in his fund, also hadn’t filed early.

The semi-annual campaign filings for campaign committees and politicians are due Wednesday.

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