New York Governor Kathy Hochul is feeling confident in the forthcoming Democratic primary since she does only leads in the latest poll results but in campaign funds as well.
According to reports, Hochul has the biggest campaign war chest in the 2022 Gubernatorial race with nearly $22 million.
Sources said Hochul was able to raise such hefty campaign funds in just five months of fundraising activities.
The campaign funds of Hochul are way bigger than what U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat representing Long Island, collected at $5.4 million in campaign cash.
Hochul’s funds also dwarfed New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams $222,000 cash on hand.
On the Republican side, U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, a conservative representing the eastern tip of Long Island, reported $5.6 million for his campaign for governor.
Andrew Giuliani, the son of Republican former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, for his part, reported a $188,400 campaign war chest.
On Tuesday, the latest poll showed Hochul taking a commanding lead in the Democratic primary for governor of New York with over 30 points lead over her nearest challenger.
The latest poll conducted by Siena College showed New York’s first female governor getting the support of 46 percent of Democratic voters.
Hochul’s number is 34 points higher than former New York City mayor Bill de Blasio who only scored 12 points.
It was learned that on the same day the poll was released, de Blasio tweeted that he will not run for governor this year.
New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams took third place with 11 points, followed by Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, trailing with six percent.
To get the data, Siena Poll asked 806 registered voters from Jan. 9 through Jan. 13 and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.