As expected, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout is putting her money where her mouth is.

The Fordham Law School professor who challenged Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a primary last month has contributed $28,000 to the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, a 24-hour notice filed with the state Board of Elections shows.

Teachout told me in a Capital Tonight interview this week that her focus wasn’t on the race for governor, but on helping Democrats take full control of the Senate.

With the mainline conference in charge of the chamber, Teachout believes that offers the best chance to enact public financing of political campaigns and a ban on hydrofracking.

“Mike Boland, my campaign manager, and I are still working together,” Teachout said in the interview. “I’ve been busy working on the book tour, but he’s been more focused on figuring out ways we can help Senate Dems more directly and we’re planning on making financial contributions to figure out ways to win back the Senate.”

Teachout has also been critical of Cuomo’s efforts to help Democrats take back the state Senate.

Cuomo has endorsed candidates running in key races.

But he is also being featured prominently in a mailer and TV ad campaign backing Republican Sen. Mark Grisanti, who is running on the Independence Party line.