By ERIC TICHY
OBSERVER Mayville Bureau
Attorney William F. Coughlin continues to unleash a media blitz for Chautauqua County Court Judge.
Filings with the state Board of Elections show the Democratic candidate from Fredonia has spent $19,120 in television and radio ads from Sept. 20 through Oct. 22. The largest expense was for $16,000 to Time Warner Cable, with another $2,520 going to Chadwick Bay Broadcasting.
The former county assistant district attorney and public defender received $6,015 in contributions during that four-week period, the state filings show. He previously had $20,364 in his campaign account.
Unlike previous reports, the bulk of contributions to Coughlin were from donors in Chautauqua County, most frequently coming from Fredonia.
Individual contributions to Coughlin range from $20 to $500. The Democrat received another $2,850 in "other monetary" contributions - including $100 from Friends of Lori Cornell.
Coughlin's 32-day pre-primary report had most of his contributions coming from Erie County.
Reports for incumbent County Court Judge John T. Ward, meanwhile, show far less pre-election activity. The two-term judge entered the final month before the general election with $733 in his account. Ward received $925 in the four-week period; his only expense in the latest filings was $322 for lawn signs.
STATE ASSEMBLY RACES
Filings with the state Board of Elections show state Assemblyman Andy Goodell also has been active with a media campaign.
The largest expense for the Chautauqua County Republican was approximately $4,000 for lawn signs; he spent another $236 for door hangers. Goodell transfered $25,000 out of his campaign account to the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee.
The Republican entered October with $37,492 and received another $5,545 through October, the state filings show. The bulk of his income came from individual contributions, ranging from $20 to $250.
The former Chautauqua County executive also received $675 in corporate and $1,275 in other monetary contributions.
Meanwhile, Rudy Mueller - Goodell's challenger for the 150th state Assembly district seat - received $2,800 in contributions, adding to $26,543 the former Lakewood county legislator had raised prior to the four-week period.
Mueller spent $3,271 in radio and print advertising, leaving $26,072 in his campaign account.
In the race for the 148th Assembly District, Dan Brown entered the final four-week period with $3,203 on hand, while his opponent, Joseph Giglio, having $22,640 on hand. Giglio received $12,855 in contributions in the four-week period and spent $453.53 in print advertising and other expenses.
The next filings for New York state races will be the 27-day post-general election filing on Dec. 3, which includes all activity through Nov. 29. Current information is available on the state Board of Elections' website at www.elections.ny.gov.