Real-estate donations give Cuomo campaign advantage

01/29/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Developers, construction executives and real-estate lobbyists have donated millions of dollars to New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo's gubernatorial campaign, helping to give him a five-to-one fundraising edge over incumbent Democratic Gov. David A. Paterson. "You don't usually see numbers that high coming from one business sector to one particular candidate, especially as someone who raises as much money as he did. It's definitely not the norm," said Bill Mahoney of the New York Public Interest Research Group.

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