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Cuomo Raised $4M and Other Campaign Filing Highlights

Posted By Jessica Bakeman On January 15, 2013 @ 6:35 pm In Other | Comments Disabled

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised more than $4 million for the six-month period ending Jan. 15, adding to the now $22.5 million the first-term Democrat has on hand.

In his filing Tuesday, Cuomo revealed he spent $893,915 during this half-year. The balance of his campaign coffers is $22,469,637.

Cuomo is up for reelection in 2014.

To compare, former Gov. David Paterson raised $3,581,603 in the same filing period four years ago, according to Bill Mahoney, research coordinator for New York Public Interest Research Group.

Cuomo’s top donor was New York City developer Leonard Litwin, who gave the governor $175,000 this filing period, Mahoney reported. In two years, Litwin has given Cuomo $425,000.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee $250,000 in October, a first-time gift for Bloomberg to the group, Mahoney said.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli raised $598,033 during this filing period.

Former Sen. Carl Kruger, a Brooklyn Democrat who is serving time on federal charges of bribery, spent another $200,000 from his campaign account—on lawyers.

Litwin also donated to the Conservative Party, and so did former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, a Buffalo Republican, and Alfonse D’Amato, a former U.S. senator and Brooklyn Republican.

Assemblyman Vito Lopez, D-Brooklyn, who came under fire last year with allegations of sexual harassment, had only $350 in receipts this filing period. He spent $26,080, leaving $1,017,665 in his account.


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