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Accounting is Spooky!

31 Oct

Campaign finance is fun. Let’s look at the accounting for the Republican candidate for comptroller. Specifically, about $2,000 in donations. The following amounts are disclosed as contributions to “Taxpayers for Stefan”: 

     
FRIENDS OF ELISE CUSACK 8/31/2012 $385.11
FRIENDS OF ELISE CUSACK 8/31/2012 $337.58
Friends of Dr. Barry Weinstein 9/25/2012 $100.00
MIKE RANZENHOFER FOR STATE SENATE 10/2/2012 $250.00
HUMISTON FOR ASSEMBLY 10/3/2012 $350.00
COMMITTEE TO REELECT JUDGE HOWE SURROGATE 10/16/2012 $250.00
Friends of Dr. Barry Weinstein 10/17/2012 $150.00
FRIENDS OF RON PILOZZI 9/4/2013 $150.00
 TOTAL:    $1,972.69

Oddly enough, not a single one of these donations turns up in the “other monetary” disclosure section of Mychajliw’s campaign account. 

Cusack’s donations from 2012 show up nowhere in Mychajliw’s reports from that time. (11 day pre-primary, 10 day post-primary). 

Weinstein’s late-2012 contributions show up in his January 2013 report, but not Mychajliw’s January or 10 day27 day post-General reports 

Humiston’s Assembly campaign fund reveals its donation in the January 2013 report, but not in any report of Mychajliw’s. (10 day post-General)

Same with Ranzenhofer’s 2012 money. As for Pilozzi’s 2013 money

In June and early July, there is $198 from the campaign funds of Judge Howe, $250 from Guy Marlette, and $5,500 from ECGOP and the West Seneca town committee

In July 2013, we have a $250.00 contribution from M&T PAC

In August 2013, there is $250 from Ranzenhofer’s campaign, and another $300 from Howe’s

In late August and early September, there is $300 from the Clarence and Boston committees, and $150 from National Fuel Gas PAC

Later in September, we have $250 from John Mills’ campaign, and $100 from David DiPietro’s campaign, and $100 from an Amherst political club

Mid-October brings a contribution of $500 from Guy Marlette’s treasury, and $1000 from the ECGOP

I have omitted some unreported donations (Kevin Hardwick, Tom Wik) because they were under the $100 threshold for reporting itemized donations. However, the amounts shown above are disclosed by their donors, but not disclosed by the recipient, as required by law.  

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