Katko for Congress leads money race over potential Democratic foes

With more than a year to go until the 2018 election, U.S. Rep. John Katko holds a large financial advantage over one of his potential Democratic opponents.

Katko, R-Camillus, raised $260,736.38 and spent $92,757.12 in the third quarter of 2017, according to his latest campaign finance report submitted to the Federal Election Commission.

Entering the final quarter of the year, he has $913,040.20 in the bank.

Katko’s haul included $117,430 from individual donors and $139,977.29 from political action committees and other organizations. He received $5,400 from Roger Burdick, owner of Burdick Automotive. Kim Weitsman, owner of The Krebs in Skaneateles, donated $5,000.

Weitsman’s husband, Adam, who owns Upstate Shredding, also gave $5,000 to Katko’s re-election campaign.

Todd Caputo, president of Sun Chevrolet, donated $2,700 and has given Katko’s campaign $3,950 in the 2018 election cycle.

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