They run statewide in partisan elections and each serves a 4-year term.
In addition, the campaign bought ads to run on cable statewide, worth about $69,000.
Yesterday, he ran way ahead of all other Democrats who were running statewide.
And having run statewide just a year ago is an even bigger advantage.
But no dominant candidate has emerged, and none of the possible candidates have run statewide before.
Unemployment is running at about 50 percent among Hispanics workers statewide, higher than for any other ethnic group.
But the issue was too controversial to be taken up by candidates running statewide.
"Long Island is always shut out when it comes to Democrats running statewide because the city controls all the action," he said.
In 2010, he decided to retire in order to run statewide.
Supporting that agenda, she said, "becomes baggage when you run statewide."