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Gaughran doubles Marcellino’s fundraising

Bill Mahoney
Politico NY

Suffolk County Water Authority Chairman Jim Gaughran has outraised state Sen. Carl Marcellino in advance of their rematch on Long Island, new campaign finance disclosure reports show.

Marcellino, a Republican who has represented northern portions of Suffolk and Nassau since 1995, brought in $73,000 worth of contributions. He spent $26,000 and has $111,000 in the bank.

Democrat Gaughran raised $166,000, more than double Marcellino's total. His large donors included the New York State United Teachers ($11,000), which has stayed neutral in the district in the past but endorsed him last week.

Gaughran spent $37,000 and has $129,000 remaining.

Marcellino defeated Gaughran in 2016 with 50.6 percent of the vote after a recount. That year, he and his supporters slightly outspent Democrats in the district, $2.21 million to $2.16 million.