G. Steven Pigeon, former Erie County Democratic chairman and current political point man for the governor locally, said Cuomos fundraiser was a major success, despite the ruckus.
It looks like a smashing success, he
There are a number of sponsors and co-hosts who gave $5,000 or $10,000 and the $1,000 party, too.
Im sure it will bring in $300,000 or $400,000.
described the attendees as a whos who of both Republican and Democratic businesspeople.
Paladinos plans for 2014 have continued to attract scrutiny.
In recent weeks, he
has threatened to seek the Conservative nomination if the Republican Party fails to find a candidate with name recognition, resources and a commitment to conservative philosophy.