From the Daily News:
When Andrew Cuomo announced he was running for governor in May, he vowed to take on the "powerful special interests."
What he didn't say was that he had pocketed millions from lobbyists, unions, hedge funds, health care providers and real estate firms.
A prime example is Cuomo's Downstate Business Advisory Council, a group of business leaders picked to advise him on how to create jobs and make New York more affordable for business.
Twenty-one of the board's 38 members have sent Cuomo a total of $1.1 million in campaign money, a Daily News analysis found.
The question is: What will the powerbrokers who bankrolled his campaign want in return - and will Cuomo give it to them?
Cuomo donors include billionaires, bankers, brokers, insurers, contractors and trial lawyers - many regulated by Albany, all affected by state tax policies. Most have an army of lobbyists pushing their legislative agendas.
"When someone who's just given you $55,000 wants something, it can be awfully hard to ... say, 'Sorry, no, it's not in the best interests of the state,'" said Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York.
Number one on the list: Tishman-Speyer.