Curran outraises Martins, Maragos in Nassau County exec race

Newsday

Democrat Laura Curran leads the fundraising race among Nassau County executive candidates, having collected $715,000 more in recent months than potential primary opponent George Maragos and about $400,000 more than Republican Jack Martins, according to reports filed Monday with the state Board of Elections.

The reports, which cover activity from mid-January through last week, are the first to reflect the period since all county executive candidates launched their campaigns and began active fundraising.

They show that Curran, a county legislator from Baldwin, has the largest pool of support from traditional county donors, such as labor unions and prominent developers. She raised a total of $718,522, and ended with $577,664 on hand.

Martins, a former state senator from Old Westbury, raised $268,829 over the period, with an additional $88,435 in transfers from his Senate campaign finance account and the New York State Republican Committee. Nearly all of the money came after late April, when Martins formally declared his candidacy.

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