It’s filing day!
Each of the state’s political committees face a midnight deadline to detail their fundraising and expenses, showing how much money they have on hand at the start of an election year for all statewide elected officials and state legislators.
When it comes to the Legislature, three caucuses have filed thus far — Senate Republicans, Assembly Republicans and Assembly Democrats.
The Democrats in the Assembly, which hold more than a 2-to-1 majority in the 150-seat chamber, have about $3.2 million on hand across their two campaign accounts, according to their filing. The conference raised more than $780,000 since its last filing in early December.
Assembly Republicans reported raising about $42,000, bringing their total on hand to $735,881.
In the Senate — where Republicans and the four-member Independent Democratic Conference share control — the GOP shows a total of about $2.8 million on hand, having raised about $1.6 million since July.
Filings for both the IDC and the mainline Senate Democratic Conference were not available as of Friday afternoon.
Eric Soufer, a spokesman for the IDC, said the four members of the conference and their joint political committee will show about $3.6 million on hand. (It’s not an entirely apples-to-apples comparison, however; the figures for the Senate GOP and Assembly only include the conference’s political committees, not the accounts of individual lawmakers.)
Senate Democrats, meanwhile, are expected to show they have paid off the remainder of a $3.1 million debt, some of which dates back to the 2010 election cycle in which the Democrats lost control of the chamber.