Astorino Raises $3.4M for Bid Against Cuomo

ALBANY (AP) -

Republican Rob Astorino raised $3.4 million in the past six months for his campaign for New York governor, his campaign announced Monday, an impressive sum that still leaves him deeply behind Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo.

Astorino, the Westchester County executive, took in $2.8 million from more than 4,000 donors, and transferred $600,000 from his county campaign fund. He reported having $2.4 million on hand to spend as of Friday.

Cuomo reported $33 million in his campaign account as of January. His campaign will file a new finance report Tuesday, which is the next deadline to submit campaign disclosures.

“He’s most proud of the number of donors; these are everyday New Yorkers,” Astorino spokeswoman Jessica Proud said. “The average contribution is not that large but we get them from people with notes attached that say, ‘Please help the state.’”