Republicans have a financial advantage in Cayuga County-area state legislative races, including the contest to fill a seat vacated by retiring Assemblyman Bob Oaks.
In the 130th Assembly District race, Republican candidate Brian Manktelow reported receipts totaling $9,617.16 in his 32-day pre-general filing. His campaign spent $5,999.05 and has a closing balance of $3,618.11.
Manktelow loaned his campaign $7,000, records show.
Democratic candidate Scott Comegys loaned his campaign $3,000 and raised $1,760 from individual donors. His campaign spent $2,197.74 and has $2,785.33 cash on hand.
The 130th district covers all of Wayne County, the northern half of Cayuga County and the towns of Hannibal, Minetto and Oswego in Oswego County.
51st Senate District
State Sen. Jim Seward, a Republican, has a significant financial advantage over his Democratic challenger, Joyce St. George.
Seward raised $22,982.83 and spent $57,140.06, according to his 32-day pre-general filing. He now has $437,709.63 in his campaign war chest.
Most of the donations to Seward's campaign came from limited liability corporations and political action committees. His top donor was the American Insurance Association PAC, which gave $4,000.
Seward chairs the Senate Insurance Committee.
The incumbent Republican received $1,440 from individual donors, his report shows.
St. George, a Delaware County resident, raised $1,675 and spent $20.46. She had a closing balance of $25,651.38.
The Tompkins County Democratic Committee was the leading benefactor of St. George's campaign. The party gave $1,300 to the Democratic challenger.
The 51st district includes parts of nine counties. The Cayuga County towns of Locke, Moravia, Niles, Owasco, Sempronius and Summerhill are in the district.