Like most political bodies, in the New York State Senate, the party in power pulls in much more money than the party in the minority.
That was still the case in the last filing period, but Republicans–who have a chance of regaining the Senate–have done pretty well.
Here’s a chart compiled by intern Zach Sonenshine that shows the past few years of contributions reported by both party’s campaign committees in their required January and July reports. Republicans raised $880,277; Democrats’ raised $1,051,959.
That’s more than the Democrats ever raised in either of the filing periods before they came to power in the chamber. There are, of course, lots of other entry points for money into the contest that aren’t in the graph, including individual members’ campaign accounts and reporting periods right around elections, but these numbers still make the Republicans look like they’re in pretty good shape.