With help from NY Assembly Democrats, Batman outraises, outspends Finch

Keith Batman received support from Albany Democrats in his bid to unseat Assemblyman Gary Finch in the 126th Assembly District race.

In his 11-day pre-general filing posted Monday, Batman reported receipts totaling $16,825. More than half of the money came from the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, which transferred $10,000 to the Scipio Democrat’s campaign.

Batman received $1,900 from individuals and contributions from a handful of unions. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers New York Political Action Committee and United Auto Workers Region 9 each donated $1,500.

Diane Dwire, a Camillus Democrat who challenged Finch, R-Springport, in 2014 and 2016, financially supported Batman’s campaign. Her committee, Friends of Diane Dwire, gave $300.

Batman spent $28,514.15 in a three-week span, according to his filing. His largest expenditure was $20,000 on a digital advertising campaign. He also spent $5,110 on phone calls to voters.

Finch raised $10,914, including $4,614 from individual donors. He received $2,500 from Pathfinder Bank in Oswego, $1,500 from the Chenango County Republican Committee and $500 from the New York State Independent Bankers PAC.

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