Here’s a small irony:
The only two statewide candidates who don’t have their final campaign finance statements posted on the state Board of Elections website are the ones who wanted to be the state’s bookkeeper: Alan Hevesi and Chris Callaghan.
They haven’t technically blown any deadlines just yet — the 27-day post-general election reports were due Monday, meaning they either had to have been emailed or postmarked by that date.
BOE spokesman Lee Dahglian explained that the delay, given the time it takes for the reports to arrive by snail mail, “is nothing to worry about.”
Happily, Chris Callaghan
‘s son and campaign manager John himself was kind enough to email over some numbers:
The Callaghan campaign started the reporting period — Oct. 24 to Nov. 6 — with $66,000, received $90,000 in contributions, spent just less than $140,000 and repaid a $10,000 loan from
the younger Callaghan. That left them with about $8,000 in the bank.
A message left at Alan Hevesi’s campaign people at the midtown office of Morris and Carrick was not returned.
— Azi Paybarah