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Ron Paul Leads Republican Money Race in Cortlandt

CORTLANDT, N.Y. – The Republican primary is Tuesday in New York and although Mitt Romney is the presumed GOP presidential candidate, Ron Paul actually has raised more money in the Cortlandt area than any other Republican candidate.

"First of all, we don’t take sides during a primary, but since there are really no other candidates, the only candidate we’re voting for is Mitt Romney," said Suzanne Sadofsky, chairwoman of the Cortlandt Republican Committee. She said "getting out the vote," for tomorrow's primary has been difficult, and she expects a low turnout in Cortlandt.

Although Paul has raised more money in Cortlandt than any other Republican candidate, it is largely thanks to large contributions from a single donor rather than widespread support in the town, according to OpenSecrets.org, a website operated by the campaign finance research group Center for Responsive Politics.

Paul raised $5,250 between September 2011 and now, Romney has raised $850 from the Cortlandt area, Newt Gingrich has raised $500 from a single contributor and Rick Santorum raised $200. Most of the candidates have raised money from only a couple contributors in the area according to OpenSecrets.org. 

Sadofsky said despite having a presumptive nominee, it's important for Republicans to get to the polls and "show the support."

Croton Republican Committee Chair Susan Konig said, “You always want there to be a big turnout no matter who it is because that just means that the process is working,” but that the Croton Republican Committee was more focused on Croton’s first-ever village election in November.  

Residents looking for their polling place for Tuesday’s primary can use an online “Polling Place Locator” provided by Vote411.org’s or can contact the Westchester County Board of Elections at 914-995-5700 or can see a list of all polling places in the Town of Cortlandt here.

 

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