Democratic gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout has raised nearly 65 percent of her money from individuals in New York compared to 81 percent for GOP candidate Rob Astorino and 82 percent for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a review by New York Public Interest Research Group showed.
Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported last week on NYPIRG’s review of where contributions to Astorino and Cuomo have come from, showing that Astorino has raised largely small donations from across the state while Cuomo has gotten big bucks from New York City and its suburbs.
Cuomo had $30 million in his campaign coffers, while Teachout had just $323,000. Astorino had $2.4 million.
Teachout is a Vermont native who won a residency battle with Cuomo’s campaign over whether she’s lived in New York the five years necessary to be on the ballot. The primary between Cuomo and Teachout is a week from today.
About $258,000 of Teachout’s contributions came from New York. Fourteen percent of Teachout’s money came from California, from 90 donors for a total of about $56,000, the NYPIRG review found.
The next most was 43 donors from Massachusetts. She got just $5,600 from her native Vermont from 18 donors. The individuals that donated are only the itemized contributions listed on her campaign filings.
Cuomo pulled in about $4 million from donors out of state as of mid-August, while Astorino brought in $340,000.
Cuomo raised $1.8 million combined from individuals in California and New Jersey — slightly more than Astorino got from all individuals combined, NYPIRG found.
Here’s Teachout’s money by state: