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De Blasio Furiously Raising Funds, Privately

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray say goodbye to Hillary Clinton after the mayoral candidate's Oct. 21, 2013 fundraiser. (Brigid Bergin/WNYC)

Mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio is continuing to raise money at a rapid clip, but we don't know much about who is helping him bring it in.

De Blasio took off Columbus Day weekend, plus one Sunday and one Saturday. But other than that, the candidate has had at least one fundraiser a day in October. He brought in the most money – more than half a million dollars – on Oct. 21, the day of a fundraiser featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

But city election law doesn’t require candidates to disclose the hosts of those fundraisers.   

The de Blasio campaign voluntarily named fundraiser hosts during his primary campaign. It's prominent on his campaign website, under the banner, "TRANSPARENCY."

But until WNYC reached out this week, that page had not been updated since Aug. 15, when de Blasio was surging in primary public opinion polls.

The campaign sent over a list of its 446 fundraising hosts since the primary. It shows the furious pace of events, and who has joined de Blasio's fundraising circuit, as the city's political establishment has closed ranks around him. Former Mayor David Dinkins and Former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. have hosted events. Longtime Clinton adviser Harold Ickes did, too, along with Paul Adler, a former Rockland County Democratic Committee chairman who went to prison a decade ago on corruption charges. Adler hosted two de Blasio events since the primary.  

An Oct. 20 event brought together several former primary opponents. Among the hosts were former Council Speaker Christine Quinn, national teacher’s union president Randi Weingarten, who backed Bill Thompson, and Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon, a longtime de Blasio backer.

The campaign has generally prohibited reporters from fundraisers, and campaigns are not required to release how much money each fundraising host or fundraising event brought in.

Campaigns do have to disclose fundraisers who bundle donations outside campaign events. Four of de Blasio’s top seven bundlers are connected to the taxi industry. His top fundraising intermediary is Michael Woloz, a lobbyist for yellow cab fleet owners, who has brought in $234,865.

 

Here is the de Blasio campaign's list of fundraising hosts since the primary.

 

First NameLast NameDate of Event
Gary Barnett 10/30/13
Lela Goren 10/30/13
David Dinkins 10/28/13
William Lynch III 10/28/13
Leonard Riggio 10/28/13
Kevin Ryan 10/28/13
Alex Amaro 10/27/13
Giti Bendheim 10/27/13
Jack Bendheim 10/27/13
Una Clarke 10/27/13
Ryan Freidman 10/27/13
Mahindro Jainarain 10/27/13
Johnny Marines 10/27/13
Rud Morales 10/27/13
Balbir Multani 10/27/13
Dave Narine 10/27/13
Nick Persaud 10/27/13
Stanley Raj 10/27/13
Frank Singh 10/27/13
Gurpal Singh 10/27/13
Kawal Totaram 10/27/13
Fazal Yussuf 10/27/13
Joan Davidson 10/25/13
Melnicke Meir 10/25/13
Deborah Sagner 10/25/13
Lefkowitz Shimon 10/25/13
Carol Sutton Lewis 10/25/13
Debbie Almontaser 10/24/13
Kevin Armstrong 10/24/13
Leonardo Auricchio 10/24/13
Charles Bendit 10/24/13
Fernando Bohorquez 10/24/13
Donald Capoccia 10/24/13
Jeanine Conley 10/24/13
Doug Dunham 10/24/13
Douglas Eisenberg 10/24/13
Joshua Eisenberg 10/24/13
Wendy Eisenberg 10/24/13
Robert Ezrapour 10/24/13
Maria Fernandez 10/24/13
Gianluca Galletto 10/24/13
Lisa Gomez 10/24/13
Raj Goyle 10/24/13
Amb. Gabriel Guerra Mondragon 10/24/13
Aaron Hoffman 10/24/13
Robinson Iglesias 10/24/13
Rosen Jack, Daniel and Jordan 10/24/13
Sharah Khemani 10/24/13
David Kramer 10/24/13
Bernice Leber 10/24/13
Carlos Manzano 10/24/13
Jonathan Marvel 10/24/13
Ron Moelis 10/24/13
Jason Muss 10/24/13
Paul Pariser 10/24/13
Russell Semmel 10/24/13
David Sheehan 10/24/13
John Siegal 10/24/13
David Von Spreckelsen 10/24/13
Oren Warshavsky 10/24/13
Ekow Yankah 10/24/13
Stephen Younger 10/24/13
Ellen Alpert 10/23/13
Andrea Anthony 10/23/13
Leah Archibald 10/23/13
Gina Argento 10/23/13
Abaynesh Asrat 10/23/13
Bill Baccaligni 10/23/13
Shante Bacon 10/23/13
Brian Benjamin 10/23/13
Willa Bernstein 10/23/13
Ken Biberaj 10/23/13
Rhonda Binda 10/23/13
Leonard Burnett 10/23/13
Michelle Byrd 10/23/13
Mario Caggianno 10/23/13
Assemblyman Karim Camara 10/23/13
Jesse Campoamor 10/23/13
Daphnee Chapoteau 10/23/13
Carolyn Concepcion 10/23/13
Calcie Cooper 10/23/13
Gil Cygler 10/23/13
Keenan Davis 10/23/13
Andrea Dawes 10/23/13
Lisa DeMarco 10/23/13
Nicola DeMarco 10/23/13
Stephanie Desanges 10/23/13
Matthew Doull 10/23/13
David Fazio 10/23/13
Alex Frias 10/23/13
Ian Gerard 10/23/13
Mona Ghasemi 10/23/13
Gianluca Gialletto 10/23/13
Malcolm Gilliam 10/23/13
Crystal Granderson-Reid 10/23/13
Gary Grant 10/23/13
Dan Halpern 10/23/13
Pamela Hayes 10/23/13
Laura Imperiale 10/23/13
Kwame Jackson 10/23/13
Drew Katz 10/23/13
Naledi Khabo 10/23/13
Allegra Kochman 10/23/13
Liza Kramer 10/23/13
Donna Lawrence 10/23/13
Jibreel Lockhart 10/23/13
Shawna Lockhart 10/23/13
Will Mack 10/23/13
Jorge Madruga 10/23/13
Tamika Mallory 10/23/13
Tony Martinez 10/23/13
Michael Mchale 10/23/13
Thomas McMahon 10/23/13
David Meade 10/23/13
Julie Menin 10/23/13
Reggie Miller 10/23/13
Ayaan Mohallim 10/23/13
Idyl Mohallim 10/23/13
Thomas Montvel-Cohen 10/23/13
Mike Muse 10/23/13
Kasshun Negash 10/23/13
Ciaran O'Kelly 10/23/13
Lisa O'Kelly 10/23/13
Larry Ossei-Mensah 10/23/13
Sharada Palavarupo 10/23/13
Carmen Perez 10/23/13
Fabian Pfortmuller 10/23/13
Pam Pickens 10/23/13
Vincent Pitta 10/23/13
Vito Pitta 10/23/13
Jacques-Phillippe Piverger 10/23/13
Wes Puryear 10/23/13
Robert Reffkin 10/23/13
Kenyatta Reid 10/23/13
Ayo Roach 10/23/13
Joseph Robles 10/23/13
Regine Roumain 10/23/13
John Salzinger 10/23/13
Jonevan Salzinger 10/23/13
Matt Schneid 10/23/13
Carlos Scissura 10/23/13
Virgilla Singh 10/23/13
Kathy Sloane 10/23/13
Marcia Smith 10/23/13
Todd Sutler 10/23/13
Vaughan Toney 10/23/13
Barbara Turk 10/23/13
Shane Ward 10/23/13
Shawn Ward 10/23/13
Justin Warner 10/23/13
Michael Williams 10/23/13
Vicki Williams 10/23/13
Steven Witkoff 10/23/13
William Zeckendorf 10/23/13
Jim Walden 10/22/13
Mary Adler 10/21/13
Paul Adler 10/21/13
Stanley Alpert 10/21/13
Rachel Amar 10/21/13
Joel Berger 10/21/13
Mario Caggiano 10/21/13
James Capalino 10/21/13
Lucas Ferrara 10/21/13
Gabrielle Fialkoff 10/21/13
Andrew Freidman 10/21/13
Floss Frucher 10/21/13
Sandy Fucher 10/21/13
Angelo Genova 10/21/13
Seth Ginsberg 10/21/13
Julie Greenberg 10/21/13
Pamela Hayes 10/21/13
Fred Heller 10/21/13
Matthew Hiltzik 10/21/13
Suri Kasirer 10/21/13
Richard Koplin 10/21/13
Marianna Koval 10/21/13
Robert Levine 10/21/13
Ronny Levine 10/21/13
Emily Madoff 10/21/13
Hon. Carolyn Maloney 10/21/13
John Merlino 10/21/13
Sally Minard 10/21/13
Ali Mizra 10/21/13
Sam Natapoff 10/21/13
Mark O'Luck 10/21/13
Felix Ortiz III 10/21/13
Jack Osborn 10/21/13
Sharon Patrick 10/21/13
Jacques-Phillippe Piverger 10/21/13
Dave Poleto 10/21/13
Chris Reda 10/21/13
Alan Rosenberg 10/21/13
Elizabeth Sackler 10/21/13
Porie Saikia-Eapen 10/21/13
Matt Scheckner 10/21/13
Michael Schelin 10/21/13
William Schwitzer 10/21/13
Alan Sclar 10/21/13
Sant Singh Chatwal 10/21/13
Alexandra Stanton 10/21/13
Jordan Tamagni 10/21/13
Sal Tommasino 10/21/13
Peter Tully 10/21/13
Mari Vullo 10/21/13
Tim Wilkins 10/21/13
Christopher Barley 10/20/13
Jennifer Baumgardener 10/20/13
Robin Canter 10/20/13
Andy Cohen 10/20/13
Mitch Draizen 10/20/13
Brian Ellner 10/20/13
Bryan Eure 10/20/13
Tom Garry 10/20/13
Faith Gay 10/20/13
Brad Gerstman 10/20/13
Tim Gunn 10/20/13
Anne Hess 10/20/13
Jay Jacobs 10/20/13
Craig Kaplan 10/20/13
Tom Kirdahy 10/20/13
Sarah Kovner 10/20/13
Victor Kovner 10/20/13
Christine Marinoni 10/20/13
Terrance McNally 10/20/13
Terrence Meck 10/20/13
Charles Myers 10/20/13
Cynthia Nixon 10/20/13
Charles O'Byrne 10/20/13
Billy Porter 10/20/13
Christine Quinn 10/20/13
Rebecca Seawright 10/20/13
Richard Socarides 10/20/13
Sally Susman 10/20/13
Andrew Tobias 10/20/13
Randi Weingarten 10/20/13
Bill White 10/20/13
Francesca Zambello 10/20/13
Ken Raske 10/19/13
Dennis Rivera 10/19/13
Jeffrey Sachs 10/19/13
Steven Safyer 10/19/13
Harry Singh 10/19/13
Arthur Webb 10/19/13
Justin Bernback 10/18/13
Victor Brown 10/18/13
Bergman Jay 10/18/13
Craig Johnson 10/18/13
Lewis Jones 10/18/13
Michael Klein 10/18/13
Doug Lawrence 10/18/13
George Lence 10/18/13
Ray Long 10/18/13
Matthew Daus 10/17/13
Marty Edelman 10/17/13
Steven Feldman 10/17/13
Jon Halpern 10/17/13
Marty Kravet 10/17/13
Michael Maturo 10/17/13
Nevins McCann 10/17/13
Joe McMillan 10/17/13
Bruce Mosler 10/17/13
Michael Stern 10/17/13
Ed Wallace 10/17/13
Phil Caito 10/16/13
Donald Carey 10/16/13
Jim Chanos 10/16/13
Dr. Dan Fass 10/16/13
Ken Fisher 10/16/13
Michael Gianaris 10/16/13
Harry Gianoulis 10/16/13
Savas Konstantidis 10/16/13
Karen Mehiel 10/16/13
Bruce Mosler 10/16/13
Joe Pelicane 10/16/13
Jason PIzer 10/16/13
Jefrey Pollock 10/16/13
Delmastro Rick 10/16/13
Vin Roberti, 10/16/13
Neil Rubler 10/16/13
William Samuels, 10/16/13
Jon Silvan 10/16/13
Larry Silverstein 10/16/13
Ed Sweeney 10/16/13
Olga Tsunis 10/16/13
Scott Widmeyer 10/16/13
John Zuccotti 10/16/13
Rachel Amar 10/15/13
Ana Maria Archila 10/15/13
Joseph Awadjie 10/15/13
Elizabeth Barrett 10/15/13
Justin Brannen 10/15/13
Ashe Brooks-Cook 10/15/13
Ellyn Canfield 10/15/13
Laurie Combo 10/15/13
Matthew Cowherd 10/15/13
Derrick Davis 10/15/13
Khari Edwards 10/15/13
Maritza Farrell 10/15/13
Andrew Friedman 10/15/13
Andrew Gounardes 10/15/13
Mark Winston Griffith 10/15/13
Alison Hirsh 10/15/13
Corey Johnson 10/15/13
Joni Kletter 10/15/13
Yetta Kurland 10/15/13
Alex Low 10/15/13
Jeff Lynch 10/15/13
Marcos Masri 10/15/13
Mollie Meikle 10/15/13
Theo Moore 10/15/13
Audra Mukuch 10/15/13
Nekpen Osuan 10/15/13
Jason Otano 10/15/13
Linda Sarsour 10/15/13
Reshma Saujani 10/15/13
Jen Schenkel 10/15/13
Doug Schneider 10/15/13
Amy Spitalnick 10/15/13
Jesse Strauss 10/15/13
Adam Townsend 10/15/13
Amber Williams 10/15/13
Messados Basil & Laurie 10/11/13
Marty Judge 10/11/13
John Merlino 10/11/13
Frank Russo 10/11/13
William Schwitzer 10/11/13
Steve Sinacori 10/11/13
Peter Vallone Sr. 10/11/13
Christopher Boies 10/10/13
David Boies 10/10/13
Nick Gravante 10/10/13
Kamlesh Mehta 10/10/13
Ellen Richman 10/10/13
Richard Richman 10/10/13
Harandra Singh 10/10/13
Landa Benjamin 10/9/13
Hagler Daryl 10/9/13
Sid Davidoff 10/9/13
Fensterman Howard 10/9/13
Bhat J.G. 10/9/13
Rozenberg Kenneth 10/9/13
Richard Anderson 10/8/13
Richard Cavallaro 10/8/13
John Dionisio 10/8/13
Carl Galioto 10/8/13
Seth Ginsberg 10/8/13
Susan Hayes 10/8/13
Jill Lerner 10/8/13
Felix Ortiz III 10/8/13
Jonathan Resnick 10/8/13
Milo Riverso 10/8/13
Thomas Scarangello 10/8/13
Dominick Servedio 10/8/13
Jay Simson 10/8/13
Michael Zetlin 10/8/13
Sitt Family   10/8/13
Husam Ahmad 10/7/13
Patrick Brown 10/7/13
Abby Disney 10/7/13
Patricia Duff 10/7/13
Bunny Ellerin 10/7/13
Richard Farley 10/7/13
Betsy Gotbaum 10/7/13
Anne Hess 10/7/13
Dr. Yin Ho 10/7/13
Hugh Hogan 10/7/13
Judith Hope 10/7/13
John Howard 10/7/13
Lorna Brett Howard 10/7/13
Craig Kaplan 10/7/13
Sarah Kovner 10/7/13
Victor Kovner 10/7/13
Sally Minard 10/7/13
Judy Paul 10/7/13
Feniosky Pen_a-Mora 10/7/13
Deborah Sale 10/7/13
Ted Striggles 10/7/13
Howard Teich 10/7/13
Tom Twomie 10/7/13
David Weinraub 10/7/13
Maggie Williams 10/7/13
Jaswinder Dhillon 10/5/13
Sanjeev Jindal 10/5/13
DP Singh 10/5/13
Jagajit Singh 10/5/13
Jarnail Singh 10/5/13
Jay Singh 10/5/13
Tejinder Singh Gill 10/5/13
Harbans Singh Gotra 10/5/13
Raginder Singh Lalli 10/5/13
Murstein Alvin 10/4/13
Murstein Andrew 10/4/13
Eric Kumar 10/4/13
Pam Kwatra 10/4/13
Michael Balboni 10/3/13
Jeffrey Brown 10/3/13
Resi Cooper 10/3/13
Warren Feldman 10/3/13
Charlene Gayle 10/3/13
Sofer Isaac 10/3/13
Craig Johnson 10/3/13
Alan Klinger 10/3/13
Lenard Leeds 10/3/13
Ali Mirza 10/3/13
Indig Moshe 10/3/13
Barry Peek 10/3/13
Dr. Asif Rehman 10/3/13
Laurie Scheinman 10/3/13
Martin Scheinman 10/3/13
Robert Scheinman 10/3/13
Jonathan Bach 10/2/13
Max Berger 10/2/13
Alison Berke 10/2/13
Barry Berke 10/2/13
Darren Check 10/2/13
Anne Coffey 10/2/13
Sean Coffey 10/2/13
Josh Dubin 10/2/13
Jay Eisenhofer 10/2/13
Steve Fineman 10/2/13
Anne Hess 10/2/13
Craig Kaplan 10/2/13
Neil Mitchell 10/2/13
Shelly Mitchell 10/2/13
Alexandra Schapiro 10/2/13
Jemma Walden 10/2/13
Jim Walden 10/2/13
Patricia Lynch 10/1/13
Gurdev Singh 10/1/13
Harpreet Singh 10/1/13
Michael Woloz 10/1/13
Friedman Abraham 9/30/13
Mario Caggiano 9/24/13
Raymond Colon 9/24/13
Freddy Dare 9/24/13
John di Prima 9/24/13
Louis Hernandez 9/24/13
Andy Pitsillos 9/24/13
Marianne Spraggins 9/19/13
Missry Morris and Linda 9/17/13
Karen Hinton 9/16/13
Paul Adler 9/12/13
Steve Aiello 9/12/13
Rachel Amar 9/12/13
Christopher Barley 9/12/13
Alison Berke 9/12/13
Barry Berke 9/12/13
Jim Capalino 9/12/13
Derrick Cephas 9/12/13
Betsy Eisenberg 9/12/13
Philip Eisenberg 9/12/13
Jay Eisenhofer 9/12/13
Janice Enright 9/12/13
Steve Feldman 9/12/13
Gabrielle Fialkoff 9/12/13
Angelo Genova 9/12/13
Marshall Gluck 9/12/13
Nick Gravante 9/12/13
Jim Haddad 9/12/13
Jon Halpern 9/12/13
Sarah Halpern 9/12/13
Fred Heller 9/12/13
Anne Hess 9/12/13
Matthew Hiltzik 9/12/13
Lorna Grett Howard 9/12/13
Harold Ickes 9/12/13
Craig Kaplan 9/12/13
Richard Koplin 9/12/13
Marianna Koval 9/12/13
Tondra Lynford 9/12/13
Alex Martins 9/12/13
Mary Max 9/12/13
Peter Max 9/12/13
Mike Muse 9/12/13
Mark Peters 9/12/13
Jacques-Philippe Piverger 9/12/13
Vin Roberti 9/12/13
Bill Samuels 9/12/13
Laurie Scheinman 9/12/13
Martin Scheinman 9/12/13
Alan Sclar 9/12/13
John Siegal 9/12/13
Susanne Studier Feldman 9/12/13
Jeff Thamkittikasem 9/12/13
Jemma Walden 9/12/13
Jim Walden 9/12/13

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