A federal investigation into the City Council’s longstanding practice of allocating millions of dollars to phantom nonprofit groups seems to have dealt a blow to Speaker Christine C. Quinn’s fund-raising, based on her latest figures.
Quinn Donors Giving Less Amid Inquiry Into Council
Ms. Quinn, who is running for mayor, raised $620,000 in the first six months of 2008 — just as news of the scandal was spreading — according to preliminary totals released on Saturday. During the prior six months, by contrast, she raised $1.1 million. Altogether, she has raised $3 million, and has $2.8 million on hand for the September 2009 Democratic primary.