State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s re-election campaign has $6 million on hand, according to its latest disclosure report, while Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has about $2 million in the bank.
Schneiderman, serving his first term in office, raised about $2.1 million over the last six months for his campaign, his latest Board of Elections filing shows. Among his bigger donors were a mix of business and real-estate interests, including cable giant Comcast, which donated $15,000.
His campaign disclosure shows he made multiple trips out of state to raise funds.
There were also three large donations companies based in Coral Gables, Fl.: $25,000 each from Little River Plantation Holdings LLC and PMC LLC, as well as $10,000 from CC Devco LLC, a real-estate developer. The filing shows his campaign spent more than $860 at a hotel resort in Coral Gables in mid-December.
The filing showed hotel stays in Arizona, Pennsylvania and California, as well. He was scheduled to be the beneficiary of a fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
DiNapoli’s report, meanwhile, showed big donations from Physicians Reciprocal Insurers ($25,000) as well as labor unions, including the Public Employees Federation ($18,900) and the state Pipe Trades Association ($25,000). His filing showed his campaign spent about $1,000 on a November hotel stay in Puerto Rico, likely for the annual Somos El Futuro conference held in San Juan.
Neither Schneiderman nor DiNapoli, both Democrats, have a declared opponent at this point.
Former U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia, a Republican from Irvington, Westchester County, has been considering a challenge to Schneiderman, but has said little publicly on a potential race and hasn’t set any sort of campaign account for fundraising. He is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for the Bronx GOP on Feb. 9 with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who has been weighing a run for governor.
Garcia also addressed the state Republican Party in Albany last September, where he made his only public remarks on his political aspirations.
When it comes to DiNapoli, no Republicans have publicly said they are considering challenging him.
(AP file photo by Mike Groll)