Thursday, August 27, 2009

Helen way behind opponent in fundraising

From the Queens Campaigner:

Borough President Helen Marshall once again did not qualify for public matching funds from the Campaign Finance Board, despite her campaign’s pledge to accelerate its fund-raising efforts.

Marshall has raised $147,931 thus far for her campaign and more than $28,000 in the last month, but failed to eclipse the $44,588 threshold of matchable contributions required to receive the public funding — something her Democratic opponent Marc Leavitt was quick to point out in a news release.

Earlier this month, Leavitt received $279,939 in matching funds, giving him a far larger war chest than the incumbent Marshall. Leavitt has also spent $225,929 thus far, more than four times Marshall’s spending total of $43,626.

Marshall’s campaign did not immediately return a call for comment.


Photo from Daily News

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good. She lost my vote when she threw over $1.5 million in taxpayer money to appease the Juniper Civic to build a re-created St. Saviour's building. Shameful.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunatly, Marshall will win.
Why?
1.She has the black vote locked - 1 out of 3 of registered voters in Queens.
2. Who's Leavitt?

Hey, Its Queens! said...

Doesnt matter - elections are a pointless formality.

All the pols will flatly pump for her. All the weeklies will cut and paste her press releases as news.

The seniors will vote for the comfortable and familier. The blacks will vote for tha sista. The hacks will do as they are told. The brain-dead will ....

(yawn)

Anonymous said...

Leavitt is the tortoise to Marshall's hare. I've seen him at a subway station and his campaign signs on storefronts. He is fighting hard.

As for black voters, I hope that they are wise enough to vote for the candidate based on issues, rather than the person's color or party label.

Dan said...

As Campaign Coordinator for Marc Leavitt's campaign, I won't tell everything I know. But I would suggest that some of the voting blocs people assume will go for Ms. Marshall aren't quite as solid as you might think. In addition, there are a number of other voting blocs which haven't yet been mentioned here (no details from me at this time -- I told you I wouldn't tell everything).

Marc Leavitt is, as one commenter noted, running a very active campaign. He is not only at subway stations every morning and evening, but also at block parties, forums, debates, sports and cultural events -- in short, he is all over the borough.

In addition, and more importantly, Marc's message that we need a Borough President who will promote the communities of Queens as the multicultural heart of the greatest city in the world is getting home to the people he meets.

By promoting the unique character of each community, the Borough President can not only bring in more interest and more business, which translates to more jobs and opportunities throughout Queens, but also preserve the essential character of each community, since that character will be the reason for the economic growth. Change the character, and you destroy the economic engine.

Speaking of economic engines, small businesses, "mom-and-pop stores," are the economic engine of Queens, more so than just about anywhere else. Marc's plan to highlight the "Main Streets" of Queens, and the individual and family-owned stores of those Main Streets, is only part of his support for many initiatives to keep those small businesses in business. Another part is his support for the "Small Business Preservation Act" (Intro 847-2008), which would allow many small businesses to stay in business when it's time to renew a commercial lease.

It's going to be an exciting primary night. Remember to vote.

Dan Jacoby
Campaign Coordinator
Leavitt for our Communities

Anonymous said...

not that i care either way but since when does fundraising=a good candidate.

Anonymous said...

In addition, and more importantly, Marc's message that we need a Borough President who will promote the communities of Queens as the multicultural heart of the greatest city in the world is getting home to the people he meets.

By promoting the unique character of each community, the Borough President can not only bring in more interest and more business, which translates to more jobs and opportunities throughout Queens, but also preserve the essential character of each community, since that character will be the reason for the economic growth. Change the character, and you destroy the economic engine.


WELL SO MUCH FOR THIS GUY. REALLY CREATIVE EH? NEW DIRECITIONS, RIGHT?

THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE BOILERPLATE CRAP WE HAVE BEEN HEARING AD NAUSIUM FROM BORO HALL FOR A GOOD 35 YEARS.

ONLY ONE THING MISSING WHICH IS ALSO TELLING.

WHERE DO THE DEVELOPERS COME IN?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Queens has lots of small businesses in Corona, Liberty Ave, Union Street, et al.

Greasy food in the front window, nail salons, cell phone stores, etc.

Don't want shop in them, but you have your small businesses.

Anonymous said...

The fact that...

Dan Jacoby
Campaign Coordinator
Leavitt for our Communities

..felt the need to contact the readers of this blog just solidified what I already planned on doing, votine for Leavitt.

Anonymous said...

If she wanted she could easily max out the cash

Anonymous said...

Ir there a law you have to be anold dried out hag to be bp in queens? How about abolishing the whole bp title and all the cronyism that goes with it and use the savings to lower property taxes!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ir there a law you have to be anold dried out hag to be bp in queens? How about abolishing the whole bp title and all the cronyism that goes with it and use the savings to lower property taxe

I have a better idea. How about we elect someone who will actually do something for our borough like trying to spur economic development by lobbying companies to set up in the borough, like lobbying city, state and federal agencies to headquarter here and to try and improve transportation by lobbying for city, state and federal dollars.
How about electing someone who actually exhibits the skills and abilities that the best of politicians have and not electing someone who likes to go to block parties and makes their superiors happy by never ever rocking the boat.