Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised more than $4 million in the fundraising period from mid-July to mid-January, according to his campaign finance report on the state Board of Elections website. '
Cuomo raised $4,049,808.39 in the six-month period. His campaign spent $893,915.63 and has $22,469,637.37 left in the bank.
A review of Cuomo's campaign finance report found four central New Yorkers and a prominent law firm gave money to Cuomo 2014. Syracuse developer Robert Congel contributed $20,000. Syracuse attorney Joshua Heintz chipped in $17,500. Another Syracuse attorney, William Gilberti, donated $17,500. Stephen Davis of Fayetteville invested $3,000 in Cuomo's campaign. And Hiscock and Barclay, LLC, contributed $15,000.
Cuomo also received $5,000 from Empire State ABC PAC based in East Syracuse.
Not only did Cuomo's campaign raise a lot of money, but the committee was also generous with its funds.
Cuomo's campaign made several contributions to smaller Democratic committees in New York. The Cayuga County Democratic Committee received $100 from Cuomo last year.
Bill Mahoney of the New York Public Interest Research Group released a breakdown of Cuomo's fundraising in the 2014 election cycle.
According to Mahoney, 142 donors have contributed at least $40,000 to Cuomo's re-election campaign in the 2014 election cycle.
More from Mahoney:
"Several of these donors took advantage of loopholes in New York's campaign finance law, using multiple subsidiaries or LLCs to give significantly more money than the state's generous limits on individual giving.
"In the event the governor does not face a primary opponent in 2014, his campaign committee will be required to refund as much as $19,700 per donor to many of the contributors who gave more than $41,100."
Mahoney's full report is posted here.