- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Campaign finance reports show New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman outspending Republican challenger John Cahill on television ads with voting next week.

Filings show Schneiderman, a Manhattan attorney and former state senator, spending $2.16 million over the past three weeks with SKDKnickerbocker and $250,000 with Berlin Rosen for advertising.

Big contributions include $41,100 each from the United Food and Commercial Workers and Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters NY Non-Partisan Political Education Committee.

Cahill, an attorney from Yonkers and former conservation commissioner and chief of staff to Gov. George Pataki, spent $300,000 with Mentzer Media.

Reports show Schneiderman with $2.4 million on hand after collecting another $288,000 in donations.

They show Cahill with $221,000 left after getting $391,000 in donations.

Big donors include $41,100 each from Long Island hedge fund manager Robert Mercer and his wife, Diana.

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