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In 2nd District, Amos Goodman raises most, but Fleming's cash almost even

Amos Goodman, above, is the Republican candidate in

Amos Goodman, above, is the Republican candidate in Suffolk's 2nd Legislative District. Bridget Fleming is the Democratic candidate. Credit:

Republican Amos Goodman has so far raised more than any other candidate for the Suffolk Legislature this year -- $74,924. But he has also spent more than anyone else -- $55,561 -- leaving only $19,363 cash on hand.

Nearly half of Goodman's money has come from $34,500 in loans to himself plus another $11,000 from West Coast family members Mary and Joel Goodman.

His expenses include $6,000 for social media, $5,000 for Web design, $1,800 for graphic design and business cards, $2,000 on polling and $1,250 for renovating his campaign headquarters. He also gave $1,000 last March to the Suffolk Conservative Party, which last week refused to back him in light of his outspoken support of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Goodman is the first openly gay GOP county legislative candidate in either Nassau or Suffolk.

Meanwhile, his Democratic opponent Bridget Fleming, Southampton town board member, has raised $18,448, less than a quarter of Goodman's total, but she is almost even with him with $17,251 cash on hand because she has spent only $1,197 so far. Fleming also loaned her campaign money but it was only $7,100, about 20 percent of what Goodman has loaned himself .

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