During Weiner Scandal, Liu Raised $205,675

Anthony Weiner’s political demise was rapid and, a boon to everyone else in the race. How much though, is hard to quantify.

But not impossible.

City Comptroller John Liu raised $205,675 between May 27, 2011 — the night the picture of Weiner’s crotch was accidentally sent to a woman in Seattle, kicking off the firestorm — and the day Weiner resigned, on June 17, 2011.

Obviously, it’s unfair to draw anything too deep into this kind of info. Checks come and get cashed on a rolling basis, but still…it’s a fun thing to calculate when it’s a nice Friday afternoon and there’s not much else to do except look at campaign finance reports.


  1. […] And, during the Anthony Weiner scandal — May 27 to June 16 — de Blasio raised $104,515. By comparison, Christine Quinn raised $143,298. and John Liu raised $205,675. […]

  2. […] And during the Weiner scandal — May 27, the day of the errant Tweet, to June 17, the day Weiner resigned — Stringer raised $105,581. That’s roughly the same amount as De Blasio and a little less than Quinn, and about half of Liu. […]