If Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino wants to run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo next year, he’s going to have to do some massive fundraising in the coming months to be competitive.
Astorino, a Republican, won reelection as county executive in November and his campaign account shows only $679,177 on hand as of Nov. 28, according to the latest campaign finance filings. But it also shows his ability to attract big money, at least in the context of a county-level race. Starting with $2.2 million in the bank in January, Astorino raised $2.6 million this year and spent $4.1 million in his defeat of New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson in a 2-1 Democratic county.
Cuomo had nearly $28 million in his campaign account in his last required filing in July.