Paladino's Money: Mostly His Own, Mostly for Ads

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino spent $1,709,177 on his campaign, with $1,605,100 coming from his own pockets.

Paladino’s been spending his money mostly on advertising: $831,368 on TV ads, and an additional $10,069 on Internet ads. He’s also spent $79,000 on polling.

Paladino has $53,000 on hand now, but has vowed to spend as much as $10,00,000 on the race. Paladino is a successful upstate businessman running in a GOP primary against former Long Island Rep. Rick Lazio.

They're both looking to take on Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who reportedly has $23.6 million on hand.