DATA RELEASE: NY Primary Funding Profiles for District 1, 7, 13, & 21

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Submitted by Pamela Behrsin on Jun 24, 2014

June 23, 2014-A MapLight analysis of campaign contributions shows the funding profiles for New York District 1, 7, and 21. A previously released report on District 13 can be found here.  Data source: Federal Elections Commission (FEC)

New York District 1 

Two Republicans are competing in this Tuesday's primary to win their party's nomination to challenge Tim Bishop in the November general election. New York's 1st congressional district, located on Long Island, is considered competitive this cycle since both parties have a nearly equal chance to occupy the seat.

Below is a Maplight analysis of campaign contributions to the two Republican primary candidates:  

Top Contributors to George Demos  

Total Contributed Through 4/30/14

Pj Mechanical $15,600
Akt Development/Investments $13,750
Sofia Tsakopoulos $5,200
Brianne Tsakopoulos $5,200
Marcus and Millichap $5,200
McDougall, Mike $5,200
Athena Tsakopoulos $5,200
Cathy Pappas $5,200
Katina Tsakopoulos $5,200
Irene Pappas $5,200
Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis $5,200
Lisa Pappas $5,200
Partnership Integral $5,200
  Overall total raised by Demos: $2,234,155           
Top Contributors to Lee Zeldin

Total Contributed Through 4/30/14

Professional Group Plans $13,400
Gershow Recycling $10,000
Pep Real Estate $6,600
Marwood Group $6,000
International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) $5,500
  Overall total raised by Zeldin: $603,172

New York District 7 

In New York's 7th congressional district in Brooklyn, Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) is facing two Democratic primary challengers-Jeff Kurzon and Eric Martin Dilan. Velazquez is the clear favorite to win her party's nomination, but her challengers have raised enough money to be competitive, and it's possible that Kurzon's push to raise funds with Bitcoin donations could give him a boost.

Below is a Maplight analysis of campaign contributions to the three Democratic primary candidates:  

Top Contributors to Nydia Velazquez  (D)

Total Contributed

Adam's European Contracting Inc. $10,000
OFF THE SIDELINES PAC - Kirsten Gillibrand Leadership PAC $10,000
Independent Community Bankers of America $8,500
Park Avenue Building and Roofing Supplies $7,500
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) $7,500
  Overall total raised by Velazquez: $591,075

Top Contributors to Eric Dilan (D)

Total Contributed

Workforce Housing Advisors $5,200
Mehta Family Llc $2,600
Ramnarayan, Dhairndra $2,600
On Press Graphics Inc. $2,600
Aviles, Michael $2,600
Ajw Property Management $2,600 Metals Llc. $2,600
Cheng, Sam $2,600
Mheta, Chandra $2,600
Computer Resources of America $2,600
Overcoming Love Ministries $2,600
George, Shanita $2,600
Ramnarayan, Yoindra $2,600
Jamc Corp $2,600
University of Oxford $2,600
Lorimer Contracting $2,600
Add Plumbing Corp $2,600
M and D Fire Door $2,600
  Overall total raised by Dilan: $110,551

Top Contributors to Jeffrey Kurzon (D)

Total Contributed

WilmerHale $2,597
Obey Giant $2,450
Danish Demining Group $2,376
Sidley Austin $2,090
Kurzon LLP $1,775
  Overall total raised by Kurzon: $73,718               

New York District 21

With the retirement of Rep. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.), the 21st congressional district in northern New York is now open and could easily be a pick-up for the Republicans. Cooks Political Report lists the district as a "Democratic toss-up."

Below is a MapLight analysis of fundraising by the primary candidates that have reported contributions to the Federal Election Commission:

Top Contributors to Elise Stefanik (R)    

Total Contributed

Premium Plywood Products $30,272
Prosperity Action - Paul Ryan Leadership PAC $10,000
Value in Electing Women PAC (VIEW PAC) $10,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers $7,600
E&A Industries Inc. $5,200
Dickerson, Anne $5,200
Brandywine Trust Group $5,200
Elliot Management $5,200
Patterson, Maria $5,200
  Overall total raised by Stefanik: $524,114

Top Contributors to Matt Doheny (R)           

Total Contributed

North Country Capital L.L.C. $65,547
Bridgepoint Education $2,500
National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association $1,000
  Overall total raised by Doheny: $672,524

Top Contributors to Aaron Woolf (D)            

Total Contributed

Adirondack Jobs PAC - Bill Owens Leadership PAC $5,200
Progressives Advancing United Leadership (PAUL PAC) - Paul Tonko Leadership PAC $1,000
  Overall total raised by Woolf: $417,185              

Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to the principal campaign committees of federal candidates in New York from January 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014. Top contributor figures are based on itemized records, aggregated by employer for individual donors and by affiliate organization for political action committees. Total raised figures are based on candidates summaries compiled by the FEC. All numbers are based on latest data made available by the FEC as of June 10, 2014.

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