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  •  NY-27: Chris Collins is not in great shape. (3+ / 0-)
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    Andrew C White, askew, bumiputera

    $10,000 raised, $65,000 on hand?

    Hochul has nearly NINETEEN TIMES what Collins has.

    I'm a little hopeful that this seat might actually be winnable--there's no way that he can make up that cash advantage by November without pulling some seriously golden strings.

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    by tqycolumbia on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 02:01:43 PM PDT

    •  Collins numbers are pretty amazing (0+ / 0-)

      that should be a top republican pick up opportunity but I am starting to think Hochul may be able to hold that seat.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 02:06:21 PM PDT

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      •  To renote what David said (3+ / 0-)
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        Darth Jeff, abgin, bumiputera

        Collins supposedly has a net-worth in the 200 million dollar range. A 1.5 million dollar check is not a particularly painful thing for him to write. Beyond that though, I do think you're right; Collins is particularly bad candidate for the GOP which gives Hochul an excellent chance for at least one repeat performance. He will do horrible in Erie County, and yet also underperform in the rural Republican backbone of the district.

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        by ArkDem14 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 03:36:19 PM PDT

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        •  But why he begin not self-founding? (0+ / 0-)

          If he would be ready to do a massive self-founding I think he would begin doing it before.

          If he wait more, surely will be too late. At this point $1.5M, maybe not enough for him.

          •  Well (0+ / 0-)

            No one is really airing ads aimed at the general election in House races just yet... at least, not in a major way. (I mean, a few candidates are on the air, but I'll bet the buys are not super-big.) And he has loaned his campaign $250K. So he's probably mostly spending on staff and I'm sure he can write himself a check at any time for a ton of TV ads.

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            by David Nir on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 09:47:45 PM PDT

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            •  I see not clear his intentions (0+ / 0-)

              Despite begin not spending, there is also a fundraising race where he is appearing so weak. Now he would need $3,500,000 for taking the fundraising lead. Surely he can do it today but I think it is not the usual behavior of a rich selfounding candidate. And that make me doubt about his intention.

              To assure the success can cost him approximately $5,000,000. Or maybe more.

              And also until now I see not strong attacs from the PACs or from the RCCC.

              I see little movement for this race in the Republican side.

    •  Self-funder (4+ / 0-)
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      slacks, ArkDem14, Darth Jeff, bumiputera

      He's eschewing traditional fundraising because he can just dump his own money into his campaign.

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      by David Nir on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 02:18:36 PM PDT

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