Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Developers love Weiner the most

From Crains:

Mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner won the most financial support from contributors with real estate ties than any of his opponents — and even all the candidates for every other city office, a review of the latest campaign records filed yesterday reveals.

The former congressman took in $85,011 from 66 real estate-related donors from May 12 to July 11, just over 10 percent of the $828,886 he received during the two month-period, records with the New York City Campaign Finance Board show.

Weiner’s donors included Ralph Sitt, a principal at Sitt Asset Management, and Jed Garfield, president of residential brokerage Leslie J. Garfield Real Estate, who each gave $2,500. Ben Ashkenazy, CEO of Ashkenazy Acquisition, Harold Fetner, CEO of Durst Fetner Residential and Julien Studley, the retired founder of the commercial brokerage that bears his name, each gave $2,475.

Other contributions came from Robert Knakal, chairman of Massey Knakal Realty Services, who wrote a check for $2,000, and Joseph Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities, who ponied up $400, the records show.

Christine Quinn, City Council Speaker, took in $22,585 in real estate related contributions, making up about 5 percent of her total of $463,400. Her contributors included Douglas Elliman agent Eric Friedberg and DDG Partners CEO Joseph McMillan, who each gave $2,475, the records show.

Nearly 450 individuals involved in the real estate industry contributed $369,023 to campaign coffers of candidates for all city offices — including mayor, borough president and City Council. The real estate-related dollars accounted for about 8.6 percent of the $4.28 million that was contributed in the filing period, the review of the city records show.

Taxi owners love him, too.


Anonymous said...

Please someone, just make him go away!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ditto - Far, far away

Anonymous said...

After looking at Weiner's face...I don't want to see his penis...on line or off!

Anonymous said...

Wishful thinking, kids. This is your next mayor.

Anonymous said...

And both of them claim to be the fighters for the middle class

Soon the middle class will be such as small voting bloc in NYC that such an appeal will be quaint.