First of all, this guy needs a better graphic designer. Blue on dark green just doesn't work. He dropped "from the neighborhood, for the neighborhood" as his campaign slogan even though this fundraiser is actually in the neighborhood. At least he's no longer engaging in deceptive advertising practices. Now, it's hard to make out, but the fine print says the minimum contribution requested is $250 a pop.
That's 9 months worth of food stamps, Eric! How do you expect your constituents to honor you if your price is that high?
This fundraiser comes just before the Council Seeks Sharp Curbs on Financing of Campaigns via a bill that would reduce the amount of campaign contributions from people with city businesses:
Under the leading proposal being discussed, contribution limits for people with city business would be reduced to $250 from the $2,750 currently allowed in City Council races; to $320 from $3,850 in borough president races; and to $400 from $4,950 in mayoral and other citywide races.
Notice how this legislation is being proposed well in advance of the 2009 elections. It will affect new candidates the most, because those holding office now already have deep war chests from which to draw.