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ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is using his campaign fund to back his initiative to raise minimum wage in New York.

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Cuomo's campaign committee, Cuomo 2018, sent emails to donors this week asking them to pitch in to fund his proposal to raise the wage to $15 per hour. The Democrat earlier this year opposed an initiative to raise it that high, but changed his mind in recent months and says he'll push for $15 in the 2016 legislative session.

"If you agree that it's time for a $15 minimum wage, please donate $15 to help us fund the fight," Cuomo said in the email -- though upon clicking the link donors are presented with contribution options up to $1,500, or they can type in a higher amount.