Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign on Friday sent out another appeal to donors for buying tickets to a fundraiser that will include a viewing of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.”
The Cuomo campaign has been selling tickets to the Oct. 14 event since August, with donations ranging from $125 to $25,000.
But in a sign the campaign has struggled to sell tickets to the event — which will include the governor in attendance — those who have never donated to Cuomo have received letters urging them to buy tickets.
In the email sent Friday afternoon the Cuomo campaign gives three reasons for attending:
“If your inbox is anything like mine, you’re getting flooded with crazy End Of Quarter emails. So I figured I’d give you something easy.Cuomo has indicated he will run for a third term in 2018.
Here’s the story:
1. Hamilton is an absolutely incredible show.
2. Tickets are hard to find (the show is basically sold out through 2016).
3. We would love you to come see the show with us on October 14th.
That’s really about it. You get to come see the show, and support Governor Cuomo at the same time.”
With the US attorney rooting around in the Buffalo Billion project, probing Cuomo donors who received contracts worth hundreds of millions from the state, Cuomo can't exactly do the old "Quid Pro Cuomo" right now and have some donors pay him back for favors by sending in eight checks from four LLC's linked to the same guy.
No, he's got to rely on the more standard form of fund-raising and if the repeated emails about the Hamilton show are an indication, looks like he may be having trouble reeling fish in.