Preliminary campaign finance disclosures by the candidates vying to replace John McHugh in Congress are online, and confirm that Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava is lagging behind her Democratic opponent in fund-raising, but beats the Conservative candidate.
The Republican assemblywoman has raised $233,000 this election cycle and has loaned herself $12,000. She has $40,703 on hand, but no obligations other than the self-loan were reported.
Bill Owens, the Democratic Party’s nominee, has raised $502,000 since he was named the candidate in August; he has $128,000 on hand and owes $125,000.
Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party’s nominee, has raised $205,000; he has $73,000 and owes $102,000 to himself and reported $113,000 in other obligations. (He’s also, reportedly, raised another $210,000 online in the last week.)