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After Spitzer, Stringer's Fundraising Soars

Monday, July 15, 2013

After former Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his run for city comptroller, campaign donations to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer soared. During the week of July 8, Stringer raised more than $108,000, a huge bump in his haul from weeks prior, when he faced no serious challenger.  

In all, Stringer has spent just over $679,000 and has $3 million on hand. 

Spitzer has said he will self-finance his campaign with his family fortune and is not participating in the city's public campaign financing system. Despite hiring staffers to fan across the city to collect petitions, Spitzer's campaign did not list any major spending in this filing period. "The cutoff point for reporting was Thursday night, and at that point, he'd spent nothing," said Martin Connor, an election lawyer for Spitzer's campaign. It wasn't until Friday that those staffers had time to count their hours and submit invoices, he said. 

Spitzer and Stringer have traded barbs about the way they are financing their campaigns. Spitzer has said that Stringer is fundraising from "special interests" while he is spending his own money. Stringer has called on Spitzer to adhere to the $4 million spending cap in the public campaign financing system and accused Spitzer of "hypocrisy" for self-financing after supporting the public campaign finance system in the past. 

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Sammy from New York

Five families control have more wealth than 99.5 percent of New Yorkers

5 families.. Rudin Rose Durst Lefrak Muss.. if we compare them to european royality or asian royality we would have to say that they are very very bad royals.. Bourbon kings , Henry the Eith.
Willaim the conquer maybe

They have half the populaition living in poverty 50 percent of New Yorks, and then run stories about syia on the TV

which brings me to why Americans and New YORKERS HAVE NOT revolted like most normal Human creatures
well watch the Oscar winning movie Network

then ask yourself who watches the most TV of any population 34 hours a week on aveerage, you guesed it bloomberg supporters,, Bush SUpporters the earths morons , yes Americans.. alomst twice as much as Europeans

even reading books makes you kind of slow to act and get involved, but not to worry the sollutino is fairly easy..

You americans like shows like how I met and 2 and half right? so all you have to do is buy a TV scanner radio or downlonad one to itunes, and when your bored and need a distraction listen to your favorite TV shows let you mind work a bit..

Brain waves of people watcthing TV is almost identical to Coma patients and perfect for warmongering, rights stealing, bank breaking people like

PS I always thought the white people in NYC were super racist, it was some weird strain of big city hate , jewish , snobs etc.. none of the above they're poor thats it.. poor...

my buildingn its the a huge disparity of wealth.. some so poor so insane to even show they;re face

Aug. 31 2013 11:50 AM
Clara from Manhattan

AGREE!!!

Jul. 16 2013 06:37 PM
Christopher London from New York City


SCOTT 'SECOND' STRINGER IS TOAST,literally. Seriously,the only thing left to ask Manhattan Borough President, Quinn Alcolyte and Developer Puppet is whether you want Cream Cheese or Butter on him. Even Stringer knows he is toast. He has stood for nothing other than following the Democratic Machine and the wishes of Christine Quinn, Bill Rudin and developers.

Jul. 16 2013 01:42 PM

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