Paladino Facing Uphill Battle in Campaign Funding

September 17, 2010 Updated Sep 17, 2010 at 12:39 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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September 17, 2010 Updated Sep 17, 2010 at 12:39 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Buffalo developer and millionaire Carl Paladino has pledged to spend 'whatever it takes' in his campaign for governor, including up to $10 million of his own money. Now he has set a goal to raise $15 million more in an effort to compete with his opponent this November.

Paladino is asking supporters for an emergency contribution as his campaign account was at -$567.50, according to paperwork filed 11-days before the primary.

Compare that to his opponent, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who has a massive war chest of $23.6 million as of his July Campaign Finance Disclosure report.

Paladino has brought in donations, this year totaling $2.4 million. According to state records, about one-fourth of that came from Paladino's own pocket, lending his campaign $520,000 so far. With the big win last Tuesday, however, Paladino doesn't think he will have much trouble raising money.