Andrew Cuomo's campaign for governor spent $22.3 million this year, dwarfing the totals posted by his vanquished GOP opponent, postelection campaign finance records show.

Cuomo's campaign reported $4.986 million remaining, which he has said he'll use to fight public employee unions if they oppose his plans to cut state spending after he takes office on Jan. 1.

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Cuomo's opponent, Republican Carl Paladino of Buffalo, spent $7.7 million of his own money on the race and $9.54 million total. Paladino had pledged to invest $10 million of his own money in the race.

Cuomo spent the vast majority of his cash - $17.1 million - on television ads. Cuomo kept personnel costs relatively low, with top aide Joseph Percoco paid only $47,273 in 2010 and spokesman Josh Vlasto, $42,076.

Paladino campaign manager Michael Caputo was paid more than $492,000. Bradley Tusk, the former aide to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg who ran Dan Donovan's losing campaign for attorney general, earned $500,000.

Attorney General-elect Eric Schneiderman has $275,668 remaining. He spent $7.35 million to win election, more than three times Donovan's expenditures. Schneiderman spent $4.76 million on TV ads.

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State officials' campaign finance records were due to the state Board of Elections on Monday, but the Cuomo and Schneiderman campaigns' records did not appear publicly until Tuesday.