According to a ruling just issued by the city Campaign Finance Board, the spending cap imposed on Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign will not be lifted early, nor will he get extra public matching funds as he prepares to take on self-financed billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
Thompson and his campaign have argued they should qualify for the enhanced matching funds and unlimited spending because Thompson is all-but-certain to be the Democrat to will face Bloomberg in November.
Bloomberg has said he will spend unlimited amounts of his own money on his campaign.
In the opinion, the C.F.B. wrote:
“Because Mr. Bloomberg is not a candidate in the same primary election as Mr.