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NY Senate Republicans report $251K in campaign cash

The campaign arm of the state Senate Republicans have $250,984 in cash on hand, according to a finance report made available following a state Senate primary in western New York to replace former Sen. Cathy Young.

The conference reported $72,121 in July for its housekeeping account, where contributions are unlimited, but spending is restricted to office-related functions.

The cash on hand total for the Senate GOP comes roughly a year before the party mounts a push to regain control of the state Senate, now firmly controlled by Senate Democrats.

The primary that triggered the release of the fundraising report for the Senate GOP was to replace Young, who is suing the campaign committee over a $100,000 payment.

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