A Paterson Fund-Raising Committee Inches Away, Toward Cuomo

Of the 99 donors listed on David Paterson’s birthday fund-raising committee, 57 did not contribute toward the governor’s re-election this reporting cycle, eight contributed to both Paterson and his rival-in-waiting Andrew Cuomo, and nine gave only to Cuomo, a review of recent campaign filings shows. “There’s no bias. Everybody gets equal attention; I support all my top officials in the state,” said Tom Poelker, chairman of the Greene County Democratic Party. (He gave $1,000 to both Paterson and Cuomo.) The incumbent attorney general–who insists that is only political plan, for now, is to seek re-election–raised nearly twice as much as Paterson during the last six month period.

A Paterson Fund-Raising Committee Inches Away, Toward Cuomo