Hochul takes fundraising lead

Oct 17, 2012

While the polls show a deadlocked race in the 27th Congressional district, campaign finance reports show Democrat Kathy Hochul surging ahead in the always important money race.

The Buffalo News reports Hochul raised $717,000 in the months of July, August and September, compared to the $321,000 raised by Collins, though the Republican added another $400,000 from his own personal fortune.

The records do not reflect any funds gathered during the October visit from House Speaker John Boehner on behalf of the Collins' campaign.

As of the end of September the Hochul campaign had $924,000 in its treasury compared to $166,000 in the Collins' treasury.

The race has also drawn nearly $3 million in outside spending from political action groups.