New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has $33.3 million on hand for a re-election campaign that he hasn’t officially said he’s running.
He also lacks an opponent so far.
The 56-year-old Democrat raised more than $7 million since July, according to a campaign finance filing today. He faces re-election in November.
In that time, the campaign spent $1.5 million, including almost $25,000 paid to Bon Jovi Tours. The New Jersey-based band performed at a fundraiser for Cuomo in August.
The pile of campaign cash gives Cuomo a lead on any potential rivals, unless of course that contender is Donald Trump, who says he’s toying with the idea of running.
A more likely opponent is Rob Astorino, the Republican who won re-election in November as the executive for Westchester County. Astorino said in a radio interview today that he’ll make a decision on running in the next 60 days.