Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, kept his lead in the fundraising game against Republican Matthew A. Doheny.
Mr. Owens had about $753,000 to spend before his Nov. 6 re-election effort after raising about $139,000 in April, May and the first week of June. Mr. Doheny had about $483,000 after raising about $130,000 in the same time period. Mr. Doheny kept pace, but he'll need to do better than that to gain any sort of spending advantage.
Of course, these figures don't always tell the whole story. Outside groups are certain to dump a lot of money into the swing district.
Neither Mr. Owens nor Mr. Doheny lent to their own campaigns, as both have done before.
Some local donors to Mr. Owens whom you might recognize: Sallie A. Brothers, the St. Lawrence County Legislature chairwoman; Jason A. Clark, the head of the Massena Business Development Corp.. Some Doheny donors you might recognize: Thomas H. Carman, the CEO of Samaritan Medical Center; Eric F. Fredenburg, the Lowville police chief.
Kellie A. Greene, whom Mr. Doheny will face in a June 26 GOP primary, continued to lag in fundraising — though she argues that it hasn't been the focus of her campaign.
She raised $3,748 in the two months, and had $2,710 to spent on the primary.