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New York House of Representatives elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of the New York State Assembly were held in New York on November 4, 2008. All 150 seats were up for election.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was July 24, 2008 and the primary Election Day was September 9, 2008.

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in New York in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 399 $26,120,274
2010 304 $22,899,004
2008 303 $22,621,875
2006 282 $22,190,222
2004 320 $22,795,363
2002 377 $24,474,447
2000 357 $16,922,067

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to the 303 Assembly candidates was $22,621,875. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2008 Donors, New York State Assembly
Donor Amount
Democratic Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York $1,794,755
Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte of New York $580,263
Corwin, Jane L $293,000
New York State United Teachers $291,890
New York State Trial Lawyers $273,175
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East $221,800
Smith, Jonathan B $199,060
New York State Association of Realtors $130,758
New York State AFL-CIO $98,220
Key, Winchester $93,809

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