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Cuomo Pushes Back Big-Ticket Fundraiser

Posted By Joseph Spector On November 21, 2012 @ 10:34 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has delayed his big-money birthday fundraiser from Dec. 6 to Jan. 7, according to his campaign website.

[1]It appears the delay is in response to the ongoing relief efforts to Superstorm Sandy. Cuomo has established funds to raise money for victims of the storm.

The bash for Cuomo’s 55th birthday is Cuomo’s largest campaign fundraiser of the year. It will be held at the Waldorf Astoria, and the m [2]ost expensive ticket is $50,000 to attend a host reception and get a table at the event. A ticket to the dinner is $1,500.

Cuomo turns 55 on Dec. 6. His office declined comment on the postponement.

In a letter Oct. 29 to invitees, Cuomo touts the successes of his two years in office—such as a property-tax cap, movement to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge and the New York Works job creation program.

“I am proud of the work that we have done together,” Cuomo writes in the letter, obtained by Gannett’s Albany Bureau.

“I know that we can continue to produce important results for the people of New York. Thank you once again for your continuing support, and more importantly, you continuing friendship.”

Cuomo has been a prodigious fundraiser, and he had $19 million in the bank as of last July. His fundraisers often have big-name headliners, including Jon Bon Jovi and Mary J. Blige.

The Democratic governor is expected to seek re-election in 2014.


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