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Report: Challenger Astorino Far Behind Incumbent Cuomo in Fundraising

Astorino reportedly began his campaign for governor with a war chest of about $1 million.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. Patch file photo.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. Patch file photo.
Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is badly losing the fundraising battle in the New York governor's race to Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to the New York Post.

Reporter Fredric U. Dicker writes that Astorino raised just $2.4 million in the first six of 2014, mostly from small donors, compared to the $33 million Cuomo already had in his war chest in January.

Astorino hopes to raise at least $15 million in the fight against Cuomo, which the Post believes will be a difficult goal for Astorino to meet.

Additionally, Cuomo had a commanding 35-point lead in the most recent poll by the Wall Street Journal/WNBC-TV/Marist College.

Click here to read the story in the New York Post. 
Chris Marengo July 15, 2014 at 08:22 AM
Money is not everything, but it surely helps. Cuomo has way too many negatives, so Rob can only go up. The leftist 3rd party candidate Teachout will certainly help Rob too.
JOHN DEMPSEY JR. July 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Astorino neglected his job as Westchester County Executive to run for Governor , And as Governor , we should expect him to neglect his job again ,to run for President ! He is a dishonest political hack who cares only for his own career !
Theresa Flora July 15, 2014 at 01:05 PM
John, you've pretty much described every politician out there.
Teleman July 15, 2014 at 05:15 PM
To call Astorino a dishonest political hack while ignoring the arrogant little cuomo who is governor now, is a bit disingenuous.
JOHN DEMPSEY JR. July 23, 2014 at 07:02 PM
Being arrogant is not a crime , however taking money for a job you are not doing is stealing . I am pretty sure nepotism is a crime as well !

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