ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign committee reported Friday it had raised $6.2 million since January, giving the incumbent Democrat $27.8 million for a 2014 re-election bid.
The filing three days ahead of the reporting deadline showed the campaign spent almost $852,000 during the period, including $43,000 at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan in January for a fundraiser and $75,000 for a fundraiser at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan last month.
Cuomo spokesmen didn't initially respond when asked why, with that much on hand, he's continuing to raise money.
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, a national law firm with a Manhattan office, gave $100,000, according to campaign filings.
Hundreds of other campaign contributions included $60,000 each from the New York State Beer Wholesalers Political Action Committee, Joynt Ventures LLC of Syracuse and West 33rd St. LLC in Manhattan; and $50,000 each from Elco Master LLC and 134 W 58th LLC in Louisville, Ky., and Access Industries LLC in Manhattan.
Individual $50,000 donors were Ken Langone of Manhattan, Ronald Perelman of Manhattan, Chester Broman of West Babylon, Anna Chapman of Manhattan, William Ackman of Manhattan, Michael Jaharis of Manhattan, Nikos Mouyiaris of Long Island City, Jill K. Bernstein of Old Westbury and James Orphanides of Princeton, N.J.
Ira Riklis of Manhattan gave $55,000.
Sacks & Sacks, a Manhattan law firm, gave $60,000.