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.
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