On July 7, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino told a group of supporters in Queens Village, “If we can raise enough money, we can win this thing.”
He’d best get cracking, according to campaign finance reports filed with the state’s Board of Elections by his and Gov. Cuomo’s campaign this week.
Cuomo’s re-election war chest grew more than $1.7 million in the last six months despite spending of more than $6.7 million, according to his campaign’s financial reports.
Andrew M. Cuomo 2014, Inc. has raised more than $41 million, including $8.4 million since the last state-mandated report in January.
The campaign reported a closing balance of $35,037,071.40 cash on hand.
Astorino, the Westchester County executive, was not in the race in January.
Astorino for Governor reported nearly $3.4 million in contributions and other receipts, with expenditures of about $986,000.
The campaign is reporting cash on hand of just over $2.4 million.