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NYPIRG adds up reduced political spending for 2011

NYPIRG put out a report on political spending throughout the state today, a copy of which is below.

It's an off year for elections, so you won't see a lot of top-tier races. According to NYPIRG's Bill Mahoney spending is slightly below the last off-year in 2007. He attributed this to the lack of competitive races for county executive and other positions.

One interesting note: the numbers only reflect candidates or committees that are spending for an election this year. If all political spending was looked at, Mayor Michael Bloomberg leads all political spending. The Mayor's campaign committee has so far spent $5,644,999.93 this year--more than any other single candidate or campaign committee.

The report is after the jump.

2011 Local Elections