Alessandra Biaggi, candidate for State Senate in District 34, raised a total of about $260,000, including individual cash donations of more than $220,000 from 3,169 unique individuals, according to her filing yesterday with the State Board of Elections. The average individual contribution was about $70. Biaggi reported expenses of just over $50,000 for the period.
“I'm grateful to everyone who contributed to help work for a true-blue progressive Democratic State Senate that will fight for health care, affordable housing, women's reproductive rights, access to college education, ethics in government and all the other issues held up by Republican control. With broad, grassroots support, we can win,” Biaggi said.
That compares with her opponent Jeff Klein, who got more than 80% of his contributions from corporations, LLCs and PACs. He received only $95,740 from 123 individuals, an average contribution of $778, during the same period. Klein filed four reports during the period, which included expenses of more than $600,000. Klein also took $200,000 from four questionable transfers from the Senate Independence Campaign Committee starting in February of this year.