Governor Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign in the last six months has raised $4.5 million for a race that is two years away.
Cuomo's campaign on Wednesday reported a total cash balance of $11.9 million and spent $938,116 over the second half of the year. The governor raised a similar amount during the first six months of 2019.
Cuomo has held several high-profile fundraisers in recent months, including a birthday-themed event in Essex House in New York City. At the event, Cuomo spoke about his father's failed bid for a fourth term in 1994 and his own loss in 2002.
Cuomo would be seeking a fourth term of his own in 2022.
The fundraising haul also came as a commission backed rules for how publicly funded political campaigns would function in New York elections. The new system will not be in place for the current election cycle Cuomo — and his opponents — would be raising money in.