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Governor Paterson's Campaign Fund One-Fifth of Cuomo's; Also Behind Levy's

The Times headline, "Paterson Has More Than $3 Million in War Chest," sounds promising for the Governor's 2010 campaign, until you find out further down that Paterson used to have $5.4 million, but spent a lot of it on peculiar ads, and has not been able to make the shortfall with donations, though he has raised $2.2 million in six months.

Andrew Cuomo, often mentioned as an opponent to Paterson, has $16 million. The Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, who has formed an exploratory committee for the race, has $4.1 million.

GOP candidate Rick Lazio will announce his numbers later today.


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