Monday, July 27, 2020

Making campaign money rain

Queens County Politics

 The Campaign Finance Board’s (CFB) released the latest campaign finance filings for the upcoming 2021 election races Wednesday. 
Candidates opting into the city’s public financing for elections, a program through which they receive $8-to-$1 taxpayer match on certain campaign contributions, are required to file CFB disclosure reports.

The filings reveal who might take the lead, at least in fundraising, in the city’s upcoming mayoral and comptroller races, as well as in the 13 out of 15 city council seats in Queens up for grabs. 

In the mayoral race, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Comptroller Scott are raking in the dough. Adams reported raising $2,593,345 in private funds, while Stringer reported $2,788,831.

Two other mayoral hopefuls filed. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson reported $859,394 and Shaun Donovan, a former housing secretary and budget director under former President Barack Obama, and housing director under former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, reported $662,003.

In what is so far looking like a two-person race for City Comptroller, Park Slope City Councilmember Brad Lander has hauled in $650,142 while Harlem State Sen. Brian Benjamin’s has raised $462,327.

In Queens, the 13 of the 15 city council seats are up for grabs. Of the incumbents eligible to run again, only City Councilmember Adrienne Adams filed with the CFB. She reported that she’s raised $14,950 so far in her bid to protect her seat in District 28.

The other incumbent, City Councilmember Robert Holden, did not do a filing as of post time.


Anonymous said...

Great how they know how to spend our public money to get elected,

but refuse to meet with constituents that have some ideas on how other public money (they control) can be used to actually benefit their districts ...

beyond giving them empty photo-ops or as a benefit for developers who donate to reelection campaigns.

Anonymous said...

I’m hoping someone else jumps into
The mayoral race, this city is a mess

Anonymous said...

Just learning from Congress, look what the Anti American Omar and the Squad is doing with campain money.

Anonymous said...

At this point, New Yorker's, you should be hoping that one of them jumps of the Queensboro Bridge. Or all of them.

Anonymous said...

Praying Robert Holden runs for mayor. He listens to his constituents needs and is always on top of those issues. He's smart and has an awesome staff. For me, he is the only City Council person who is smart and actually cares about this city and its quality of life concerns.