Andrew Cuomo Still Has $9 Million in His Campaign Account

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his running mate, Kathy Hochul (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor-elect Kathy Hochul (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo got to crush Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in fund-raising one last time.

The Democratic governor’s 27-day post-general election campaign filing showed him with a whopping $9,160,735 left in his war chest. Mr. Astorino, his failed Republican challenger, once again lagged behind the incumbent with just shy of $55,000 left over.

The filings show Mr. Cuomo spent nearly $8 million in the final weeks of the campaign while raking in roughly $1.3 million. Mr. Astorino, by contrast, spent a little less than $1.5 million and raised $492,166 in that same period.

The final filing of the campaign season followed the pattern established early this year, where Mr. Cuomo dominated his challenger in fund-raising and public opinion polls, before going on to defeat him by a comfortable 13 points last month. Mr. Cuomo raised more than $40 million for the race.

Most of Mr. Cuomo’s spending was for consulting and advertising, though a substantial sum appeared to go toward coffee and pizza. In the final two weeks covered in the filing period, he made no contributions to the State Senate Democrats, whom he vowed he would assist in their unsuccessful effort to take the upper body of the state legislature.

Andrew Cuomo Still Has $9 Million in His Campaign Account