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