Following the campaign money trail for Central New York's congressional districts


As election day quickly approaches and voters head to the polls, candidates are making their last appeal to get Central New Yorkers to vote for them.

Much of it will happen with media ads and rallies.

Whatever the candidates have planned will take money.

The latest campaign finance numbers are now public.

In the 24th Congressional District, Rep.John Katko (R) is running against Dana Balter (D).

Katko, the incumbent, has raised more money than Balter.

Katko has just over $2.5 million.

More than half a million of it came from donors who gave $2,000 or more.

The congressman's campaign said he has $522,000 left in his war chest.

Balter raised a little more than $2.5 million and has $621,000 in cash.

Much of her money came from donors who gave $200 or less.

New York donors come out on top with Massachusetts and California coming in second and third for giving money to Balter.

This year's race for the 22nd Congressional District is an expensive one.

Campaigns are spending millions more than they did two years ago.

CNY Central combed through campaign finance numbers to see what they have raised, spent and what they have left to work with.

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R) is up against challenger Anthony Brindisi (D).

Brindisi has raised nearly $3.8 million, which is $800,000 more than Tenney.

Brindisi spent around $3.5 million and has just under $300,000 left.

Most of his money coming from New York but Massachusetts and California coming second and third.

Tenney has raised nearly $3 million with most of it coming from New York and Texas in second.

She has spent more than $2.5 million and has more than $500,000 left.

2018 fundraising for this district has more than doubled compared to the race two years ago.

Tenney has raised $2 million more.

Her campaign said, "Tenney will use her funds to paint a clear contract in this race between her record of independence and standing with president trump" on a variety of issues including tax cuts and border security.

Brindisi's campaign did not return a request for comment.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off