Coffey Raises $1.65M For Potential AG Run

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Sean Coffey, a former federal prosecutor who lives in Bronxville, Westchester County, said he’s raised about $1.65 million for his potential run for attorney general, the latest Democrat to report more than $1 million in the bank for the likely race.

Coffey left his Manhattan law firm in October to explore a run for attorney general as most expect Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will  run for governor.

Coffey put out a letter to supporters today saying that he raised $1.5 million in the last six weeks.

The money has been rolling in for potential Democratic candidates for the seat. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice reported having $2.4 million on hand, $1.75 million for Eric Dinallo, the former state Insurance Department superintendent, and $1.3 million for Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, D-Greenburgh, Westchester County.

Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, another potential candidate, said he will file with about $1.3 million, and Sen. Eric Schneiderman, D-Manhattan is expected to have more than $900,000.

Here’s Coffey’s email today.

Dear Friend,

Just a few weeks ago, this campaign started with no staff, no phones, and a candidate (me) who had never before run for office. Your inspiring support sure did change things.

Since our first organizational meeting the week before Thanksgiving, we have put together a first rate team, built an enthusiastic and growing corps of supporters, and even signed a lease for our new campaign office. And while we were figuring out where to put the phones and furniture, you helped us go from zero dollars to over $1.65 million – including over $1.5 million in just the past six weeks.

Because of you our financial filing this Friday will vastly exceed expectations for a non-politician who was practicing law full-time just a few short weeks ago. No doubt I am benefiting from the growing belief that New Yorkers want a new, tough, and independent voice to tackle the systemic problems in Albany and to make sure people play by the rules on Wall Street. With your support, I intend to be that advocate, and to validate your faith in me.

Thank you again for your extraordinary support,

Sean

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  1. the consultant on

    brodsky looses….everyone else is fresh and new..he is
    old news and brash at that….richard shouldn’t even be
    running ..its time for a new generation

  2. Where do all these Democrats get all this money in a time of 10% unemployment and the “Rich” and Powerful Republicans can’t raise a dime.

    I guess the “Liberal MEdia” lied to US when they said the Republicans were the party of the “RICH

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