Cuomo spends $2.3M on ads MOSTLY OUT OF STATE FUNDS Astorino has $1M remaining FROM SOLID NEW YORKERS SICK OF CUOMO’S CRONY CAPITALIZEM]


Cuomo spends $2.3M on ads

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign spent $2.3 million on television advertisements over the past three weeks, according to records filed with the state Board of Elections.

In its latest campaign-finance filing Friday, Cuomo’s campaign reported having $15.8 million on hand for the final 10 days before Election Day, Nov. 4. A large portion of the money went to television advertising, while another $825,000 went to Bully Pulpit Interactive, a digital advertising and marketing firm that worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign.

Another $192,340 went toward direct mail to votes’ homes.

In all, Cuomo has raised more than $40 million for his campaign since he was first elected in 2010. He reported raising $731,736 over the past three weeks.

Astorino has $1M remaining

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Republican gubernatorial nominee Rob Astorino’s campaign is down to $1 million in the bank.

Astorino’s campaign spent $953,912 over the past three weeks, spending the bulk of that money — a total of $495,393 — on producing and airing television ads.

The Westchester County executive raised $710,995 over the same time period, leaving him with a little over $1 million on hand, according to the Astorino campaign’s latest filing with the state Board of Elections.

Astorino’s spending on ads has paled in comparison to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Democratic Committee, which has blanketed the airwaves for months. For comparison’s sake: The Democrats spent $1.6 million on television ads over a threeweek period in late July and early August, months before voters cast their ballots Nov. 4. To read the Albany blog, go to blogs .DemocratandChronicle.com.

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