Major Donors Fleeing. Deep pocketed contributors are turning their backs on the Cuomo re-election campaign. Businessmen and labor leaders are spurning the Governor’s heavy handed tactics. Long a fund raising powerhouse, Cuomo’s take is now a fraction of what it used to be. Prospective donors are turned off by his pressure techniques. Several report being strong armed by his henchmen. It was long a requisite to doing business with the state to donate to the war chest. Last month a 10,000 per person fundraiser was attended by the 1 percent. But not so key labor leaders. The head of the Transport Workers Union declined to contribute, repelled by the sexual harassment allegations and nursing home scandal. The proverbial handwriting is on the wall. Republican challenger Lee Zeldin outraised Cuomo in the latest quarter. Major Donors Fleeing. The exodus of fat cats is a sign of the times.