Although Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman can credibly claim to have become a “fan favorite” among conservative activists nationwide, the situation is somewhat different in NY-23 itself. According to reports filed with the FEC that cover contributions through October 14th, Hoffman had raised only $12,610 from among 23 itemized donations within NY-23. This contrasts with Democrat Bill Owens, who had raised$151,520 from 245 itemized contributions within the district, and (to a lesser extent) with Dede Scozzafava, who raised $36,100 between 58 donations. This analysis may lowball Hoffman’s numbers somewhat, since it doesn’t account for about$35,000 in unitemized contributions, some of which may come from NY-23, nor for any fundraising that Hoffman has done within the last two weeks (although the same is true of Scozzafava and Owens). And being unaffiliated with a major party, Hoffman obviously lacks some of the infrastructural advantages that a Democrat or a Republican might have. Conservative PACs, individual conservatives from across the country, and Hoffman himself are throwing plenty of money into this race on Hoffman’s behalf — so the cashflow hasn’t really been a problem for him.