David A. Renzi still owes $14,056 to a Virginia advertising agency that made TV spots for his fall state Senate campaign, according to finance disclosure reports released Friday.
Mr. Renzi, who ran unsuccessfully against state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, had $7,658.97 remaining in his campaign account as of Friday. The Republican said he's still working on how to resolve the debt with Scott Howell & Co. LLP, Alexandria, Va.
Asked if the state Republican Senate Committee would help retire the debt, the Watertown attorney replied, "They've been very good to me. I believe so."
Mr. Renzi received $1,055,450 from the Albany-based committee during the election. The committee spent an additional $479,983 on his behalf.
The Republican candidate has made 15 payments totaling $1,039,630.44 to the ad agency.
Mr. Renzi's other big expense this period, which ran from Dec. 1 to Thursday, was $10,357.09 paid to FLS Connect, St. Paul, Minn., for telephone polling.
Mr. Aubertine, D-Cape Vincent, spent $4,498.31 since Dec. 1, of which $2,269.32 was for expenses incurred during the race. The remainder paid bills he incurred during duties as a senator, such as utility costs for his Oswego office.
Verizon and Time Warner Cable refunded a total of $730.99 to the campaign because of overpayments. The senator's campaign account had $4,089.50 left as of Thursday.
The estimated combined cost of the 48th Senate District race now stands at $3,076,777.52.
In the 118th Assembly District race, Addie J. Russell, D-Theresa, had $1,267.20 in expenses since Dec. 1, mostly owing to her ceremonial swearing-in event Jan. 3 in Watertown. As of Thursday, the assemblywoman's campaign account stood at $5,485.55.
Mrs. Russell bested Republican Robert W. "Bobby" Cantwell III, Clayton, and independent Donald J. Lucas, Massena, in the November election.
Mr. Cantwell spent his remaining $617.67 during the reporting period, but kept his file with the state Board of Elections active. The Clayton town councilman said shortly after his defeat that he would seek the seat again in two years.
Mr. Lucas closed his file with the state Board of Elections on Dec. 3. He did not spend or receive more than $1,000 during the campaign, according to his previous filings.
Assemblywoman Dierdre K. Scozzafava, unchallenged in her re-election bid, had $6,210 in expenses since Dec. 1. Her largest expense this period was $2,500, which represented half a dues payment to the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee.
Ms. Scozzafava, R-Gouverneur, also took $2,000 as a final repayment for a $5,000 loan she gave her campaign in September. Her campaign account balance was $33,661.58 as of Thursday.