Monday, June 14, 2010

When It Comes To Campaign Cash, There's Bloomberg... And Then There's Everyone Else by Celeste Katz - Daily Politics - NY Daily News

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It's true: Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg, all by his lonesome, donated more money to campaigns in 2009 than the rest of the entire state's donors put together.

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Obviously, most of that -- about $102 million -- was spent on his self-financed bid to win a third term, which he did in a narrow $175-per-vote victory over former city Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Bloomberg gave $109,490,000. Everybody else put together gave $90,723,510.19.

It really jumps out at you when you see it as a graph, which you can right here, courtesy of NYPIRG.

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