Cuomo reports raising $5M more in campaign cash

Andrew Cuomo
FILE--In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has raised another $5 million for his campaign chest over the past six months, increasing it to $16 million.

Cuomo, a two-term Democrat who doesn’t face re-election until 2018, also reports spending $1.7 million in campaign funds since July.

Contributions include nearly $3 million from individuals and partnerships and $277,000 from corporations.

In a third category, the campaign reports nearly $2 million given by limited liability companies, political action committees, unions and trade associations.

Expenses include $300,000 to the law firm that represented Cuomo with federal authorities investigating his early shutdown of the Moreland anti-corruption commission in 2014. The investigation found insufficient evidence that Cuomo committed a crime.

His campaign reimbursed $74,000 for events at the governor’s mansion and gave $50,000 to the Women’s Equality Party.

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