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Zeldin sets GOP pace in Suffolk Senate seat fund race

Lee Zeldin is outpacing his lone Republican state Senate competitor Tom O’Hara in Friday’s campaign filing with the state Board of Electons.

Michael Johnson, a Zeldin spokesman, said the Shirley lawyer will report $140,000 raised in the campaign so far and more than $100,000 cash on hand, though neither his report nor that of Democratic Sen. Brian Foley had shown up onthe state website shortly before 5 p.m.

O’Hara, on the eve of his filing, said he had raised aobut $11,000, but his report filed in Albany yesterday shows that he raised $9,800 raise with just over $4,000 cash on hand.

It is a far better performance for Zeldin than his last run for Congress two years ago where he raised about $1-million, but spent nearly the entire amount to raise the money in nationwide mail soliciting, leaving little to spend on the campaign.

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