While I was looking over Rep. Owens' latest finance reports yesterday, I took a look at the year to date donations for opponent Matt Doheny, at least up till June.
The differences are there although I did see one man had donated to both candidates.
The Doheny donors include lots of people from his occupation. Bankers, finance folks, and lawyers. Most are from the NYC area and are in the $2500 range. Some are surely friends and acquaintances. Others may be GOP givers who were told who to donate to.
There were PACs, including the Eye of the Tiger PAC. Mostly they were conservative groups aimed at keeping Republicans in charge of the House.
The 'Every Republican is Crucial' PAC or the "Prosperity" PAC are among those listed.
Of course the Doheny report is devoid of big labor money, although Cape Vincent Supervisor Urban Hirschey did drop two grand, while popular Watertown attorney Lee Hector donated $250. There was a similar donation noted from the Mayor of Watertown, and one was in there from the head of the local hospital as well.
There were the Kruegers from Connecticut who combined for $12,500 in donations. Not Freddy, I hope.