South O’ the Highway

Andrew Cuomo Fundraises in the Hamptons

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was fundraising on the South Fork last Saturday. Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav and hedge funder Barry Rosenstein co-hosted a bash for Cuomo at Rosenstein’s East Hampton estate. Tickets for the exclusive “cocktails and conversation” event ranged from $5,000 to $25,000. Fun fact: Rosenstein has a 9% stake in Whole Foods, meaning if Amazon acquires the supermarket chain, he’s going to become even more wealthy.

New York Daily News reports that Cuomo will also have a fundraiser this weekend, this time at the Water Mill home of hedge funder Joseph DiMenna and his wife, documentarian and Broadway producer Diana DiMenna. The Water Mill fundraiser will cost up to $50,000, so if it’s well attended, we expect Cuomo’s campaign to make a rather large amount of money.

A member of the Democratic party, Cuomo has held the Governor position since 2011 and is reportedly considering a reelection campaign in 2018 and a potential presidential run in 2020. He disclosed in January that his campaign account had $21.9 million, a number that will likely have risen significantly when he releases his latest campaign finance disclosure report this Saturday.

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