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Mangano raises nearly $1M; Bellone, $610G

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Nassau County

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano during the Long Island Association endorsement of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's tax relief initiatives. (Jan. 16, 2014) Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano raised nearly $1 million in the six months after winning re-election, while the county's GOP committee brought in $1.8 million in the period -- more than triple the amount of its Democratic counterpart, State Board of Elections filings show.

In Suffolk, County Executive Steve Bellone, a Democrat, raised $610,701 since January and has $1.26 million available, filings show.

Mangano, a Republican who won a second term in November, raised $993,939 from Jan. 1 to June 30, records show. More than half of the money came from individual contributors and another $228,055 from corporate firms.

Roughly $375,000 of the fundraising came last month during Mangano's annual golf outing at Bethpage State Park, said spokesman Brian Nevin. Another $250,000 was raised from his "County Executive Club," in which donors who give at least $5,000 meet Mangano four times a year at restaurants.

Mangano's fundraising included $32,000 from Rivkin Radler, the Uniondale law firm where Mangano served as "of counsel" before his election, and $20,000 from the Committee for Fair Property Taxes, a political action committee representing residential tax refund companies.

Mangano's campaign committee spent $445,228 during the filing period, including on meals, travel and fundraisers.

Mangano, who is not up for re-election again until 2017, now has $703,488 available. "Ed Mangano is focused on serving as county executive," Nevin said in a statement.

The Nassau Republican Committee's total was boosted by large fundraisers in January, March and May. The committee spent $1.17 million and has $1.4 million on hand. The Nassau Democratic Committee raised $592,484 between its three accounts, records show. The committees spent a combined $526,790 and now have a total of $65,693 available.

In Suffolk, Bellone is on pace to have $2 million in his campaign account by January, said Rich Schaffer, chairman of the Suffolk Democratic Party. Bellone is up for re-election in 2015.

Bellone's fundraising included a $45,000 contribution from a Brentwood limited liability company controlled by developer Jerry Walkoff and two $25,000 contributions from companies affiliated with New Hyde Park developer Glenwood Management Corp.

The county Democratic Committee raised $519,000 during the filing period, spent $339,878 and has $196,291 on hand.

The Suffolk County Republican Committee Housekeeping Account raised $102,300, spent $103,950 and had a closing balance of $1,338.56. The party has four other accounts. Filings for two were not available Wednesday, another reported no action and the Republican Chairman's Club raised $500, spent $1,500 and had a $227 balance.

With Paul LaRocco

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