Cuomo campaign war chest already at $12.6M

Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —The next election for New York governor is three years away but Andrew Cuomo already has more than $12.6 million in his campaign account.

The Democratic governor’s latest campaign finance filing shows he raised $5 million in contributions and made another $195,000 from interest and contributions from the state Democratic Party.

Almost $1.4 million of Cuomo’s contributions came from limited liability companies. Contributions from LLCs are not subject to the same campaign finance limits imposed on corporations. Groups such as Common Cause and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University say that loophole allows wealthy donors to wield significant political influence without identifying themselves.

Cuomo hasn’t committed to seeking a third term but has said there’s nothing else he’d rather do than continue as governor.

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