At the moment, Ms. Hochul seems to be following Mr. Cuomo’s approach to raising funds – though not his own way of governing – by relying heavily on donors and large-scale survey materials and not the type of grass donors they donate for $ 5 or $ 25. oversees small-scale online donations that have served Mr. Biden and other prominent Democrats, trying to change that.
“People gave Andrew money, but no one liked him,” said Jeffrey Gural, chairman of a large real estate company who gave Mr. Cuomo more than $ 1,500,000 years before the dispute. “You gave him money because you were afraid of him, it’s as simple as that.”
Ms. Hochul, Mr. Gural said, was easy to find, professional and productive.
He is not the only one of Cuomo’s supporters, Mrs. Hochul, to date. Among the visitors Wednesday evening at Mehiel’s hundreds-square-foot home, the former Cuomo donor, were a few of the former senior supporters of the governor, including Rechler and Lester Petracca, one of the renovators.
The governor spoke in detail about controlling the crime, increasing vaccines and rebuilding the city’s economy after 18 months of being hit by the coronavirus, attendees said.
He also made it clear that he wanted to work closely with Eric Adams, New York City’s Democratic mayoral candidate who is sure to win the November election, in a big position after years of tense tensions between Mr. Cuomo and Mr. de Blasio.
Some in the crowd seemed ready to do it again.
“Let’s take a look at his actions – he needs to rest to do the right thing for all New Yorkers,” said Mr. Catsimatidis, before increasing the dose of Express State realpolitik: “Do you know why people make money – they raise money?
Dana Rubinstein and Jeffery C. Mays helped report.