Correction: This post erroneously stated that the New York Republican party was supporting Matt Doheny. In fact, the statement of support linked to in this post is from the New York state Independence Party.
Candidates in the 21st Congressional District race were required this week to turn in the numbers on how much they have to spend on their campaigns. Tuesday was the due date, and the numbers are interesting for Elise Stefanik, Aaron Woolf and Matt Doheny.
All three candidates have respectable amounts of “cash on hand,” the Watertown Daily Times is reporting: That is, money they can spend on ads and other campaign expenses in the race. But Matt Doheny, who has the support of the
Republican New York state Independence party and will likely go up against Elise Stefanik in a Republican primary in June, has the most, with $516,444. Democrat Aaron Woolf is next, with $403,405, and Stefanik trails the pack with $350,825.
Another interesting number is the amount the three candidates have loaned their respective campaigns: Doheny has loaned his $250,500; Woolf, $200,000; and Stefanik much less, at $15,000.
Meanwhile, the Independence Party is challenging Stefanik’s petition for that party’s ballot line, saying she got far too few signatures to qualify (WWNY-TV). Doheny, potential Aaron Woolf challenger Stephen Burke, and Green Party member Matt Funicello have also been challenged. So we’ll see where that goes.