Hochul’s Fundraising Plans. The New York Governor is looking to raise 25 Million for her election campaign. That is the word as she mounts a re-election bid. Hochul will need major contributions for a media blitz. She needs to overcome lack of name recognition among Downstate voters. Her political base has been Western New York, far from New York City and its suburbs. Early polls show her ahead of likely contenders Letitia James and Jumaane Williams. She is appealing to progressive voters, tailoring her agenda to them. The previously unknown Lieutenant Governor has shifted gears to get her message out. Hochul’s Fundraising Plans. If successful, the formidable goal should secure her another 4 years in the State House !!