This is the promo video for the Committee to Save New York, the outrageously-named pro-Cuomo PAC that loves Andrew. The Governor urged the creation of the fundraising committee before he stepped into office and the monies gathered have supported the advertising of his first term’s achievements thus far.
Run by three business-y board members – Rob Speyer of Tishman-Speyer, Kathryn S. Wilde of the Partnership for New York City and Steven Spinola of the Real Estate Board of New York – the Committee to Save New York raised over $17 million last year for the head honcho of Albany. Except it didn’t come from “ordinary, hard-working New Yorkers.”
According to documents obtained by media organizations like The New York Times, only 20 donors contributed to $12 million of that campaign cash slash fund. That’s a check of $600,000 each, if you do the quick math. It’s also the fifth most expensive lobbying effort in Albany’s history. In other words, Cuomo has alot of keesh.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 12, 2012