Friday, March 6, 2009
Comptroller candidates' puppet show
From True News from ChangeNYC.org:
Lawyers and developers contributed almost half of the funds to the three major candidates running for Comptroller. Of the 4,636 listed occupations (5,779 in total) on the contributor list, 826 are listed as lawyers. But even 826 is not the true number due to the fact that the candidates mislabel the contributors' occupations on the list. The same can be said for the 344 real estate contributors. Bruce Slovin of 1 Eleven Associates, as a lot of contributors did, gave to more than one candidate...Of the 200 contributions listed as CEOs, most are in real estate, law or banking.