Now, Cuomo Picks Up a Schumer Fund-Raiser

Andrew Cuomo has added another high-powered fund-raiser to his campaign as he gears up for 2010, prompting even more skepticism that the attorney general, whose reelection would be a laugher, is gearing up to run for anything but governor.

According to sources with knowledge of the hire, Cuomo has now brought on Jennifer Bayer Michaels, Chuck Schumer’s longtime chief fund-raiser and then a senior fund-raiser at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. She joins an already-crowded roster of fund-raisers that includes Amy Dowell and David Paterson’s former fund-raiser, Cindy Darrison, among others.