Your Tax Dollars At Work

Nothing irritates campaign finance reformers like the notion that worthy public financing schemes wind up enriching a large industry of political consultants. So, in their honor, we’re listing some of the top earners in the Mayor’s race so far.

The Esler Group (Miller): $232,537 (That’s for… raising money.)
Mirram and Mirram Global, aka Ramirez et al (Ferrer): $94,950
National Political, aka Joe Mercurio (Fields): $69,500
Benenson Strategy Group (Weiner): $21,936

We’re also not sure whether Freddy’s getting his $55,000 worth out of a Texas company called Convio, which made this website.