Governor Andrew Cuomo is already ahead of his Republican challenger in name recognition, now, according to required campaign disclosure filings with the State Board of Elections, Cuomo is far ahead in fundraising as well.
Cuomo, who already had over $33 million dollars in his campaign war chest, took in an additional $8.4 million dollars during the first six months of the year, and spent around $6 and a half million dollars, leaving him with a balance of $35,037,071.40.
GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino faces an uphill battle against the incumbent governor.
The 2014 legislative session has just eight working days left to go, with the closing day scheduled for June 20. As lawmakers prepare to return for the final two weeks, there’s uncertainty whether anything will get done, now that Governor Cuomo has publicly vowed to try to oust the current Senate leadership.
The leader of the New York State Senate Democrats says if Governor Andrew Cuomo is successful in helping retake the chamber for Democrats in the fall elections, she expects the Senate to be much more functional than it was the last time the Democrats were in power.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to face a challenge from the left leaning members of his own party, that will play out at the end of the week in the Working Families Party convention. In addition, a progressive Democrat and wealthy businessman who’s been a harsh critic of Cuomo is threatening to try to get on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor.