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Amherst Republicans dwarf Democrats' campaign fundraising

Republican candidates for Amherst Town Board and supervisor have nearly five times more money on hand as their Democratic opponents in the lead up to Election Day on Nov. 7, according to the latest filings with the state Board of Elections.

Among Republicans, Town Board candidate Erin K. Baker reported $42,226 on hand Sept. 18 after receipts of $1,400 and expenses of $12,795; supervisor candidate Marjory H. Jaeger, $37,870 after receipts of $7,460 and expenses of $1,915; and Town Board candidate Joseph Spino, $1,302 after receipts of $375 and expenses of $7,884.

The three Republicans have a combined $81,398.

Among Democrats, supervisor candidate Brian J. Kulpa reported $10,257 on hand after receipts of $2,032 and expenses of $3,196; Town Board candidate Jacqualine G. Berger, $2,774 after receipts of $1,800 and expenses of $141; Town Board candidate Shawn A. Lavin, $4,225 after no receipts and expenses of $2,885.

The three Democrats have a combined $17,256.

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