(previously covered here)

In the duel between teacher Keri Cottrell (D-Canton) and Republican incumbent Brian Munzlinger (r-Williamstown), both have already filed their “8 Days Before The General” reports.

Committe: KERI COTTRELL FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD  $9,263.00

11. EXPENDITURES MADE BY CASH OR CHECK THIS PERIOD $18,347.88

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD $7,867.60

And the incumbent..

Committe: MUNZLINGER FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD  $6,575.00

11. EXPENDITURES MADE BY CASH OR CHECK THIS PERIOD $13,973.87

17. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE THIS PERIOD $7,200.00

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD $23,480.19

Cottrell outraises and outspends Munzlinger so far in October. And Munzlinger is sending his money off to help Mike Austin and Thom Van Vleck. Ok then Brian.

The results through the October quarterlies showed a narrow Munzlinger spending advantage, and a clear funds advantage for Munzlinger. Cottrell has now spent more than Munzlinger in this election. Also, Cottrell raised at least $1900 in donations on Saturday. She had to release this info due to laws regarding donations over $250 in the last 11 days of the election.

So how about some more information about the 1st?

Previous results

2006

Munzlinger, Brian REP 6,959 54.3%  

Hicks, Beau J. DEM 5,847 45.7%

2004

Munzlinger, Brian REP 9,296 58.3%

Berkowitz, Sam DEM 6,640 41.7%  

2002

Munzlinger, Brian REP 7,106 55.8%

Campbell, Paul DEM 5,632 44.2%

Population: Adair 90, Clark 7,416, Knox 4,361, Lewis 10,494, Marion 2,900, Schuyler 4,170, and Scotland 4,983

Cottrell, Hicks, and Munzlinger are from Lewis County. Campbell and Berkowitz are from Scotland County. Munzlinger lost Scotland and Schuyler Counties to Campbell and Berkowitz, but won every county outside of Lewis County against Hicks. Munzlinger won Lewis County by a 2 to 1 margin over Campbell and Berkowitz, and lost it by 3 votes against Hicks.

So Cottrell winning Lewis County, and faring very well in Scotland and Schuyler counties is a very good thing as to her prospects overall. It’s very possible and being from the largest town in the district couldn’t hurt her chances in Lewis County either.