State Officials Report Millions in Fundraising

ALBANY (AP/Hamodia) -

The incumbent Democrat running for New York state comptroller reports raising $1.17 million in donations over the past six months, giving him a balance of $2.78 million for the campaign. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli spent $483,000 for the period.

The Republican challenger, Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci, reports a campaign balance of $75,000 for his statewide race, having raised $88,000 and spent $13,000. He reports about $30,700 in a separate county campaign fund.

In the attorney general’s race, incumbent Eric Schneiderman has $6.9 million, and challenger John Cahill has nearly $1 million.

As reported on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised another $8.5 million for his re-election bid, adding to a campaign account that now boasts a balance of more than $35 million, more than 14 times his opponent’s. His GOP foe, Rob Astorino, raised $3.4 million.

Zephyr Teachout, a liberal professor challenging Cuomo in the Democratic primary, reported raising $91,050. She filed a $60,800 payment — two thirds of her total spending — to Patch In Strategies, a firm run by Robert Akleh, a former Working Families Party official who was fired earlier this year from another campaign for making anti-Israel remarks.