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Paterson raises $2.2M in past six months for 2010 campaign

ALBANY - Gov. David A. Paterson says he has raised $2.2 million in the last six months for his Democratic campaign for governor, with $3 million left on hand for more spending.

Paterson's campaign says the governor's financial disclosure filings, due to the Board of Elections today, will show he raised $11.5 million since mid-2008 and spent about $8.5 million. The spending was mostly on two television commercials the campaign has run for weeks.

The campaign for Democrat Andrew Cuomo, the attorney general, didn't respond to a request for comment and for financial data. Cuomo is considering a primary challenge to Paterson.

Republican candidate Rick Lazio plans to make his data available today.

In the July reports, Cuomo had $10.1 million to Paterson's $5.4 million.

Democrat Eliot Spitzer spent more than $40 million to win in 2006. - AP

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