Mathieu Eugene won the first election for the City Council’s 40th District, but in the fund-raising for the rematch this April, he’s trailing. Here are the contributions each candidate raised so far, according to the city’s Campaign Finance Board:
$1.073-Marie Gina Faustin
$0- Wellington Sharpe
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As if the City Council race in Brooklyn wasn’t interesting enough.
As a reader points out to me, there’s a newcomer to the race for the City Council seat in Brooklyn’s 40th District, which remains vacant after an initial special election because the winner, Mathieu Eugene, was unable to prove that he met residency Read More
With much less chatter and attention than some other citywide elected officials, Queens Councilman John Liu has raised $1,002,771 for an undetermined race, according to recent figures filed with the city’s Campaign Finance Board.
Liu seems to have capitalized to spectacular effect on his status as the first Asian-American elected to the council, Read More
Someone who read the 186-page indictment [pdf] of Brian McLaughlin points out that at least two City Council candidates benefited from one of McLaughlin’s schemes:
McLaughlin described a plan to use $2,000 from the SLA account to compensate J Division members who would make $250 contributions, in the names of their wives, to Read More
People who care about campaign finance law, one way or the other, should keep an eye about City Councilwoman Annabel Palma‘s case against the Campaign Finance Board.
Palma, a former staffer for Local 1199, won a Bronx Council seat. Her campaign drew a huge wave of 1199 members and staffers, as volunteers, to Read More
Mike is doing his best to remove the feeding tube, as it were, from Tom Ognibene‘s campaign for Mayor, which has struggled to gain traction despite the dissatisfaction on the Mayor’s right.
Today, the chairman of the Manhattan Republican Party, James Ortenzio, sent a letter to the city’s Campaign Finance Board asking that Read More
The Politicker is told that the Campaign Finance Board today will consider a recommendation from staff that a substantial portion of Gifford Miller‘s campaign spending be counted toward his overall spending cap, rather than exempted as a “petitioning” expense.
The CFB’s ruling could take one of several forms. If Miller has already overspent Read More
That, at least, is what the Campaign Finance Board says:
“July 8, 2005— The Campaign Finance Board (CFB) determined yesterday that a run-off election in the Democratic Party mayoral primary election can be ‘reasonably anticipated,’ the legal standard established by the Campaign Finance Board that permits candidates to begin fundraising for a run-off election. Read More