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Strengths could be weaknesses in the contest for D.A.

Long Island Herald

The race for Nassau County district attorney is one of the most important contests in this election cycle. Vying for the top prosecutor’s job are two talented women whose greatest strengths could prove to be their greatest weaknesses.

Kate Murray is a smart, likable and very popular politician who has served as Town of Hempstead supervisor for over 12 years. She is unanimously backed by one of the state’s, if not the country’s, most effective political organizations. Her approval rating as supervisor is high, she’s an experienced campaigner, and she can tap into the deep coffers of...| read more

Democratic DA Candidates Pull Ahead in Fundraising

New York Law Journal

The Democratic candidate for Staten Island District Attorney brought in more than twice as much in contributions as his Republican opponent, according to election filings.
Michael McMahon, a former U.S. congressman and city councilman who is a partner at Herrick, Feinstein, brought in $151,640 in donations, according to a July periodic report submitted last week to the New York State Board of Elections.
McMahon also has submitted petitions to run on the Conservative and Independence Party lines.
Joan Illuzzi, McMahon's Republican opponent, reported...| read more

Murray collects $643,000 in donations for Nassau DA's race


Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has collected $643,000 since January in her bid for Nassau district attorney, with nearly half the total coming from her town campaign fund, according to new campaign finance records.

Total receipts for Friends for Kate Murray include $353,000 raised from Jan. 12 to July 11, and $290,000 the Republican transferred from her town campaign, state Board of Elections reports show.

Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat seeking a full term in November, raised $679,836 in the period. Since establishing her account in December,...| read more

Singas has raised $680,000 for Nassau DA's race


Acting Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas has collected $680,000 in political contributions since January as she seeks a full elected term in the county's highest-profile race, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday.

Singas, a Democrat, ended the Jan. 12 to July 11 reporting period with $796,754 in cash on hand. Her likely Democratic primary opponent, former Manhattan prosecutor Michael Scotto, raised about $110,000 and had $1,369 on hand, state Board of Elections reports show.

The report for the Republican nominee for district attorney, Hempstead Town...| read more