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Paladino Reports Negative Campaign Cash In NY-GOV

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According to The New York Daily News, Paladino started with $150,000 for this period, took in $113,000 in contributions, and loaned his campaign $220,000. But he spent $484,379.31. That emptied his war chest -- until he loaned his campaign another $500,000.

Lazio, for his part, raised $265,606.90, giving him a total $502,368.60 cash on hand. This puts him in better shape than he was back in July, when he lent his campaign $200,000.

As we reported, Paladino has been gaining some ground over Lazio in the polls, with Lazio leading 46.3%-34.8% according to the TPM Poll Average. Both are still trailing Democratic nominee Andrew Cuomo in the general election, with one recent Siena poll showing Cuomo trouncing Lazio and Paladino, 56%-19% and 56%-12%, respectively.