Where are the mayoral candidates raising their money?

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 04:06 PM

Will John Liu be flush from Flushing? Is Christine Quinn collecting checks in Chelsea? Will De Blasio get bank rolled by Brooklyn?

The presumptive 2013 Democratic mayoral hopefuls have until 5pm today to submit their third financial statement to the Campaign Finance Board. With the help of WNYC's map guru John Keefe, the Empire is giving readers a visual way to look at where the candidates are raising funds. The deeper the shade, the more the money. We'll update the map as the numbers come in, and will be sure to post the raw figures as well. Dig in and let us know if you find anything!


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NYC Voter

Congrats!  Great map!  Suggestion: provide a link that brings back the detail on the underlying contributions.

Great Job! 

Jul. 19 2011 01:56 PM

Nice map that confirms the Manhattan "FAT CAT" Democ"RATS" and the "RINO's are giving to everybody they are rich and can afford to be contributing to everyone so no matter who wins they win.

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

Jul. 19 2011 03:44 AM

Christine Quinn's sellout to the city's real estate interests has been a well-kept secret.  For example, a few years ago, after the well-organized real estate industry sent Ms. Quinn a huge quantity of letters against a pending bill which would have required co-ops to disclose the reasons for rejecting applicants, Ms. Quinn had the bill disappear.  Why this was against the real estate industry's interests: in many co-ops the reality is that a real estate company's managing agent - though theoretically working for the shareholders who theoretically the board represents - is running the whole show.  Avoiding transparency is a fundamental goal of the managing agent and any board member in collusion with it's building's agent. 

The good news is that we have at least two other representatives working on the problem of the imbalance of power between shareholders (prospective and present) and co-op/condo boards/managing agents.

Jul. 18 2011 03:59 PM
Christine Quinn Sold Out

As of February 2011, Christine Quinn had already raised almost $30,000 from just the Rudin family, who are lobbying very hard (even hiring former Mayor Koch) for an expensive (yet profitable) real estate harvesting projejct out of the former St. Vincent's Hospital.

The family want to undertake a huge luxury condo conversion of the main St. Vincent's campus. If only Jane Jacobs were alive today, she would have joined in the fight to stop this mad push at "urban renewal." Already, CB2 have begun to describe the hospital campus as a "blight" on the community -- this, while the entire community keeps demanding the restoration of a full-service hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center at the former site of St. Vincent's.

Jul. 16 2011 12:15 PM

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