Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul's re-election campaign reported Thursday raising $525,000 in the first six months of the year in her planned bid for a third term in 2022.
Hochul's campaign has $1.7 million in cash on hand and has raised $1.9 million this election cycle so far. Hochul has already nearly raised what her campaign took in during all of the 2018 cycle.
And all of those resources her campaign has raised so far are for a potential primary challenge next year.
Hochul, a former member of Congress, was added to the ticket by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 election, replacing Democratic Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy. Each time, she has successfully faced a primary challenge for the Democratic nomination, first from academic Tim Wu and in 2018 facing Jumaane Williams, now the New York City public advocate.