Patty Ritchie won't need a dime of it as she is a lock for reelection, but other Senate Republicans are not so sure...that's why the GOP has been shaking the money tree. Senate Republicans now have a $4.82 million war chest compared to $200K for the Dems...
Of course, all but a couple Democratic seats are absolutely non-competitive as in the 80 to 90 percent range, if not unopposed. GOP Senate seats are not quite as lopsided and need some TLC in the form of CASH.
Redistricting is also a key to holding on to the 32-30 edge, which could end up 32-31 with the extra senator being added.
New York State Senate Republicans have a huge campaign war chest - NY Daily News