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Kathleen Hochul

Office Held:
US House, NY
Office Sought:
US House, NY
HOCHUL, Kathleen C., a Representative from New York; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y, August 27, 1958; graduated from Hamburg High School, Hamburg, N.Y., 1976; B.A., Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. , 1980; J.D., Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1983; lawyer, private practice; aide to United State Representative John LaFalce, 1984-1986; aide to United States Senator Patrick Moynihan, 1986-1988; deputy clerk, Erie County, N.Y., 2003-2007; clerk, Erie County, N.Y., 2007-2011; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Christopher Lee (May 24, 2011-present).

Source: Bioguide

Campaign Finance

$3,213,187 Received

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

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Latest FEC Data

covers through candidate's June 30, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
    Total Raised:
    $3,213,187 #11 of 1418 House candidates
    Total Spent:
    $2,247,947 #72 of 1418 House candidates
    Cash on Hand:
    $1,228,720 #13 of 1418 House candidates
  • Contributions Over Time

    reflects only contributions over $200, as smaller contributions are not individually reported. For some candidates a significant portion of their fundraising may not be captured by this chart.
  • Independent Expenditures

    outside groups that spent money supporting or opposing the candidate
    Committee Name Support/Oppose Total Spending
    American Crossroads
    National Republican Congressional Cmte
    Service Employees International Union
    Communications Workers Of America Working Voices
    Communications Workers of America
    American Action Network
    Natl Cmte to Preserve Social Security
    Working Families Party
    Planned Parenthood
note: data comes from latest FEC filings and has not been cleaned or standardized. See section below for standardized data.

Donor Information

covers through 2011. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    86% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Top Contributors

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    PAC Color Block
    Includes contributions from an organization’s employees, their family members and its political action committee.
  • Recent and upcoming fundraisers

    Full invitations can be viewed at Party Time
    Date Event
    May 10, 2012
    Reception at Aria Restaurant
    Hosted by:
    Liz Moynihan
View all campaign finance data for Kathleen Hochul Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time