by Jimmy Vielkind
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a large cash lead over his challengers in the gubernatorial race, with a month to go before the election, according to officials and campaign finance filings.
Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat seeking a third term, reported $9.2 million on hand, according to campaign spokeswoman Abbey Collins. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the Republican candidate, reported $211,000 on hand. He has raised $448,603 since July and spent $1.1 million, including nearly $550,000 to produce and air television advertisements since July, a filing posted Monday showed.
Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins reported $31,218 on hand, Libertarian Larry Sharpe reported $24,423 and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, the candidate of the Serve America Movement party, reported $55,082, filings show.
Ms. Collins said the governor spent $2.6 million since Sept. 25. The governor’s filing hasn’t yet posted to the State Board of Elections website.