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Mangano has $621,000, Suozzi $471,000

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, and former

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, and former County Executive Tom Suozzi. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Republican Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has $621,000 in his campaign coffers while Democratic opponent Thomas Suozzi has more than $471,000 on hand as the race enters its final days, according to campaign officials and state Board of Elections filings released Friday.

The campaign filings, the final disclosures by the two candidates before the Nov. 5 election, cover the period from Oct. 1 through 21. The filings were due at the State Board of Elections by midnight Friday night.

Mangano began the period with $1.15 million on hand and received just over $1 million in new campaign contributions.

Suozzi, who lost to Mangano in 2009 after serving two terms as county executive, began the period with $989,000 and raised another $496,000, campaign officials said.

Suozzi's campaign did not provide Newsday with details about contributors and expenditures from their campaign filing.

Campaign officials said Suozzi spent just over $1 million during the recent period.

Mangano's campaign spent $1.57 million.

The campaign filings also show that Republican Nassau Comptroller George Maragos has $984,000 on hand while Democratic opponent Howard Weitzman has $56,000.

Maragos began the reporting period with $1.07 million available and raised $1,675. His campaign also spent more than $96,000 during the period, primarily on television ads.

Weitzman began the period with $364,000 and raised $45,000, including $5,000 from the Nassau Police Benevolent Association and $2,500 from the Superior Officers Association. Both police unions have endorsed his candidacy. The campaign spent more than $353,000, primarily on TV ads.

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