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Cuomo spent more than $35M on re-election bid

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Dec 01, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-26 18:02:52-05

New campaign finance records show that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent more than $35 million on his successful bid for a second term.

Disclosures filed Monday show the Democratic governor still has more than $9 million in his campaign account — still far more than the entire amount raised throughout the campaign by his Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

Cuomo's new disclosure shows he raised $1.3 million in the period between Oct. 24 and Dec. 1.

Cuomo raised more than $45 million for his re-election — the largest amount of any governor in the country. Astorino's latest campaign filings show he raised about $6 million over the entire campaign.

Cuomo beat Astorino 52 percent to 40 percent on Nov. 4.