Quinn, Stringer Lead Pack of Possible Mayoral Hopefuls in Filings

Monday, July 16, 2012

The 2013 mayoral race is still more than a year away, but prospective mayoral candidates haven't stopped adding to their campaign coffers.

The six-month filing period ended last week.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she raised more than $700,000 in the six month filing period that ended last week. With matching funds, Quinn has $6.7 million – the most money raised of any potential mayoral candidate.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer raised $430,000, bringing his total to $3.67 million for a possible mayoral bid.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio raised $820,000 in the last six months, raising his total to $2.7 million.

Comptroller John Liu raised about $590,000, and about $2.6 million total.

Publisher Tom Allon raised about $235,000 in total, more than half of which he raised in the last six months.

The Campaign Finance Board did not report numbers from former Comptroller Bill Thompson by the close of business on Monday.  But a spokeswoman for Thompson said on Sunday that the second-time mayoral candidate raised nearly $500,000 for total of about $1.5 million.


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