Which political action committees and lobbyists gave donations to the New York's 21st Congressional candidates?
Records of the Federal Elections Commission show that from Jan. 1 to June 30, Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf received $155,400 from "other committees," which include political action committees (PACs) that bundle donations. Republican candidate Elise Stefanik received $115,650 in that same category.
In the second quarter, 65 percent of Woolf's donations came from inside the state. Stefanik received 57 percent of her donations in state.
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Notable committee contributions to Woolf include $10,000 from AMERIPAC: The Fund for a Greater America, which is a Democratic leadership PAC, $5,200 from the Adirondack Jobs Political Action Committee, $4,000 from Bill Owens for Congress, $2,500 from Planned Parenthood Action Fund PAC and $2,000 from Nancy Pelosi for Congress.
Some individual contributions to Woolf include $3,000 from Susannah Goodman, a policy analyst with Common Cause, a national group pushing for election reform; and $1,000 from William Janeway, the executive director of the Adirondack Council environmental group.
Notable committee contributions to Stefanik include $5,000 from Koch industries PAC; $2,500 from the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group that aims to elect women to Congress; and $2,000 from Romney for President.
Some individual contributions to Stefanik include $5,200 from Kenneth Stefanik, $5,200 from Matthew Stefanik and $5,200 from Melanie Stefanik. Kenneth and Melanie are her parents. There is also $750 from David Trulio of Raytheon, a defense contractor firm, and $500 from Keith Urbahn. Urbahn was formerly chief of staff for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Woolf raised nearly $575,000 in the second quarter and had $757,834 on hand. Stefanik raised $310,000 in the second quarter and had $152,103 cash on hand.
Stefanik reported having 963 donors from New York state and raising $834,000 overall during the primary campaign period. The heated primary versus Matt Doheny of Watertown proved to be expensive for her, costing $683,153 in operating expenditures. She won it on June 24 with more than 60 percent of the vote.
The Green Party's Matt Funiciello, a bakery owner from Glens Falls, claims to have raised $5,314 in the second quarter from a total of 70 people.
Woolf loaned his campaign $200,000 in the second quarter and previously another $200,000 in the first quarter. Stefanik owes $35,000 in loans.
Doheny reported $24,609 cash on hand at the end of the second quarter. He has the Independence Party line on the Nov. 4 ballot.