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Republican John Cahill said Tuesday he has raised more than $1 million in his campaign to unseat Democrat Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Cahill touted the accomplishment in a letter to supporters – though he will still significantly trail Schneiderman in the money chase.
“What makes reaching this important milestone even more incredible is that we accomplished this in less than ten weeks! I officially announced my candidacy for Attorney General on May 11 … our campaign is only 66 days old,” Cahill said in the message. The Yonkers resident was former Gov. George Pataki's chief of staff.
In contrast, Schneiderman, first elected in 2010, already had nearly $6 million stockpiled in his campaign account as of January.
Candidates for statewide offices and state legislative seats are supposed to submit fundraising reports covering the last six months of activity to the state Board of Elections Tuesday. A Schneiderman campaign aide didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.