Campaign finance records show Danny Fitzpatrick is outspending John Lemondes by a nearly 3-to-1 margin in the 126th Assembly District Republican primary.
Fitzpatrick, R-LaFayette, spent $25,550 since late May, according to his 11-day pre-primary filing. Overall, he has spent $40,154 compared to Lemondes’ $14,803.
In the 11-day pre-primary filing, Fitzpatrick reported raising $27,643. He raised $14,035 from individual donors, including $2,500 from his father, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick also received $3,000 from Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 267 in Syracuse, $2,500 from the Oneida Indian Nation, $2,500 from his father’s campaign committee and $1,000 from Friends of Joanie Mahoney, former Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney’s campaign account.
A majority of Fitzpatrick’s campaign cash was spent on advertising. He paid $10,995 to air television commercials and $4,400 on digital ads.
With more than a week remaining in the primary race, he has $3,204 in the bank.
Lemondes, R-LaFayette, has largely self-funded his campaign. He loaned his campaign $5,000 after an initial $13,000 investment in April and May. In his 11-day filing, he reported receipts totaling $7,600, most of which was his loan.