Millions of Dollars Pouring Into Collins, Hochul Race

October 17, 2012 Updated Oct 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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October 17, 2012 Updated Oct 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - While the polls are dead even between Republican Chris Collins and Democrat Kathy Hochul in the 27th Congressional District, the amount of money the two sides are spending is far from.

Hochul is spending four times as much as Collins. And incumbent Hochul is also raising money at a faster rate.

But Collins is benefiting from outside money, much of which is being used to oppose Hochul.

A total of $1 million in outside money has been poured into the race so far.