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Republican Congressional hopeful Frank Scaturro is moving forward with his bid for Nassau’s 4th district seat – regardless of his party’s search for another candidate – and is doing so with $114,000 in his war chest.
Scaturro, 41, of New Hyde Park, announced last year that he would again run for the seat held by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola). In 2012, the attorney failed to get GOP support, but won the Conservative Party line, and ultimately finished third on the ballot, with about 5 percent of the vote, to McCarthy and County Legis. Francis X. Becker Jr., who had the Republican line.
At the time of Scaturro’s announcement, few people took notice, since McCarthy had yet to announce her retirement. But in recent weeks, the 4th district race has risen to many political watchers’ radars, with Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice announcing her candidacy on the Democratic side, and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray spurning Republican leaders who wanted her to run.
As Nassau GOP leaders move on from Murray to decide on their candidate, Scaturro has filed his 2013 year-end federal campaign finance report. He raised $79,123 over the last quarter of last year and loaned himself $39,000, records show.
After spending $4,787, Scaturro started 2014 with $113,868.11 on hand.
His top donors were Woodmere resident David Pollack and his wife, Jodi, who combined to give Scaturro $10,400. Contributing $5,200 each were: Brooklyn physician Samuel Kelman, Washington D.C. consultant Morgan Knull, and Georgia-based appraiser Casey Lawson.