Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reported raising $6.2 million since January for his re-election bid, increasing the total amount of his campaign coffer to a whopping $27.8 million.
Cuomo’s campaign announced the bottom-line figures this afternoon, ahead of the July 15 filing deadline for the six-month reporting period.
His full report, however, hasn’t yet posted to the state Board of Elections website, which means we don’t yet know who donated what amount to his healthy campaign account. The full report went up Friday afternoon.
The Democrat has proven to be an effective fundraiser since taking office, raising several million dollars over each six-month reporting period since he became governor in 2011. The state Democratic Party, meanwhile, says it will report raising $7 million over the last six months when its filing is made.
Cuomo will have a massive money advantage over whomever challenges him in 2014. Among those mentioned as potential GOP candidates, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino reported $2.2 million on hand in January (and is facing re-election this year), Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro had about $59,000, and Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin reported $20,102 on hand today.
Here are Andrew Cuomo’s bottom line figures for July, as provided by his campaign:
Opening Balance: $22,469,637.37
Total Receipts: $6,193,762.53
Total Expenses: $851,853.79
Total On Hand (End of Period): $27,811,546.11