From the Daily News:
All told, Mayor Bloomberg contributed $400,000 last year to the city Independence Party, which allowed him to run for the third time on its ballot line and again provided him with his margin of victory on Election Day.
That's $150,000 more than the $250,000 the mayor ponied up to the party in 2005.
An updated campaign finance report from Mayor Michael Bloomberg shows he spent more than $108 million on his campaign to win a third term.
The report includes generous bonuses for staff, including $400,000 for his campaign manager.
The billionaire had already shattered his own spending records. His third-term bid was the most expensive self-financed political campaign in U.S. history.