In an 11th-hour fundraising blitz, Thomas Suozzi, the Democratic candidate for Nassau County executive, garnered nearly $200,000 in campaign contributions over a three-day period, state records show.
His rival, incumbent Republican Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, received a flurry of last-minute donations too, hauling in $123,000, according to records at the state Board of Elections.
The amounts reflect contributions the campaigns received in the last week but were not reported in the candidates’ Oct. 25 filing statement.
Among other late contributions to Nassau hopefuls, Democratic comptroller candidate Howard Weitzman netted $34,000 from the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association. Democrat District Attorney Kathleen Rice reported receiving $28,500, including $15,000 from the Service Employees International Union Local 1199, an influential health care union.
Suozzi’s campaign reported receiving $194,500 from Sunday through Tuesday. This included $25,000 from Frank Feinberg of Locust Valley, a former wine industry executive who donated to Suozzi previously, and $25,000 from the Donald Zucker Company, a developer, and $10,000 from the campaign fund of Democrat Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
Mangano, over the last week, received $10,000 from the campaign of state Senate co-leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), $5,000 from the state Conservative Party and $5,000 from a subsidiary of Veolia Transportation, the company that runs Nassau's bus service.
As of the candidates’ Oct. 25 filing, Mangano had $621,000 in his coffers; Suozzi $472,000.