Republican senator turned lobbyist Nick Spano is raising money this week for Andrew Cuomo’s campaign (for governor? for attorney general?) in Rockland County, along with Democratic county chairman Vince Monte.
Tickets start at $1,000 for the event as Cuomo looks to build on his $10 million warchest.
As a lobbyist, Spano has been supporting Democrats and Republicans and even doles out campaign money through his still active Senate campaign account, spending about $27,000 from January through mid-July on various campaigns.
He gave $5,000 to the Westchester Conservative Party PAC and $4,500 to the Westchester GOP. But he also gave $3,000 to “Friends of Carl,” which is Senate Finance Chairman Carl Kruger’s committee and $1,000 each to Sens. Jeff Klein and Malcolm Smith.
That’s not the only fundraising going on the area.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, is hosting a golf tournament fundraiser at the Hollow Brook Golf Club in Cortlandt Manner today, and Gov. David Paterson is expected to stop by later today.