Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said his campaign has $1.3 million cash on hand and raised about $2 million since he started raising money 18 months ago.
He’s also announced his campaign has hired Mark Benoit as campaign manager. He most recently served as chief of staff for former New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum.
DiNapoli has limited contributions to $10,000, much lower than the roughly $55,000 limit. He’s also banned contributions from firms or individuals seeking to do business with the state pension fund. But he’s taken money from lawyers.
“There’s too much money in politics,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “We’re going to raise what we need to win in November, but we’ll continue doing it ethically and openly. New Yorkers deserve a comptroller who watches out for their money, and who knows state government is supposed to work for them.”