Cuomo Raises $33 Million for Campaign He Isn’t Officially Running

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.

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.

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