Cuomo amasses huge war chest

ALBANY, NY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has already amassed a huge campaign fund, says he won't limit himself in collecting more despite his long-held support of campaign finance reforms.

 Cuomo says Tuesday that although he'd very much like to limit campaign contributions from big donors seeking to influence government, he'll abide by current laws and high donation limits.

But good-government advocate Bill Samuels says Cuomo should be leading by example.

Cuomo has nearly $30 million available for next year's re-election race.

The New York Public Interest Research Group found 80 percent of Cuomo's donors contributed more than $10,000 each and 200 donors contributed more than $40,000 each.

Among Cuomo's top contributors are lobbyists and corporations doing business in Albany.

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