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New York State Senate elections, 2002

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Elections for the office of New York's State Senate consisted of a primary Election Day on September 10, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

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 156 $42,031,242
2010 133 $48,466,031
2008 142 $47,019,720
2006 118 $34,814,138
2004 132 $30,017,313
2002 142 $24,443,377
2000 152 $20,970,241

During the 2002 election, the total contributions for the 142 Senate candidates was $24,443,377. The top 10 donors were:[2]

2002 Donors, New York State Senate
Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of New York $1,553,027
Eristoff, Andrew Sidamon $1,369,563
New York Republican County Cmte $943,118
Friends of Senator Libous $407,185
New York State Trial Lawyers $278,236
Friends of Noach Dear $247,471
Democratic Senate Campaign Cmte of New York $241,102
New York State United Teachers $238,989
Krueger, Liz $221,679
Farley, Hugh T $178,779