Tonight, Leroy Comrie will have a fund-raiser hosted by Christine Quinn and organized by the Seto Group.
Comrie has been talked about as a candidate for Queens Borough President, a position more than one current City Council member is interested in. So this seems to suggest that Quinn’s choice in that race, however unofficially, Read More
I got this invite this morning for Eric Gioia’s June 1st fund-raiser. In an email about it, he also has a “save the date” for a “second annual Beach Party” on July 11 on the Queens waterfront.
It’s almost like he’s planning to run for higher office or something. Read More
Here’s a fund-raising letter for Andrew Cuomo’s June 13 event at the swanky Le Parker Meridian Hotel. What’s interesting isn’t the fact that he’s fund-raising (who in Albany isn’t?) but rather the disclaimer at the bottom.
It’s basically the same as Eliot Spitzer’s self-imposed limit of accepting no more than $10,000 per contributor, way Read More
One of Hillary Clinton's top donors says that the campaign's claim to now prefer lower-dollar fund-raising events will mean "more work" for Hillary, but that it is a necessary step in her pursuit of the nomination.
John Catsimatidis, who once suggested that Clinton would crush her rivals in political contributions, now Read More
Hillary Clinton's campaign and supporters have said that there would be greater emphasis on small-dollar events in the second quarter of the race's fund-raising cycle.
Except, apparently, when Bill Clinton is headlining.
The invite for last night's event, organized by powerhouse lobbyist Patricia Lynch at the Westside home of Michael Read More
Mitt Romney, who will be speaking at Yeshiva University tonight, is also planning two fund-raisers on May 7 and 8 here in the city. One of them will be a “Women for Romney” event headed by Meg Whitman, President and CEO of eBay, according to a source who received Read More
Eliot Spitzer is going all-out to push his campaign finance reform proposals as part of his second major assault on Albany's status quo. (The first was his semi-successful fight over the budget.) Among Spitzer's proposed reforms, a comprehensive list of which the administration released today for the first time, includes the lowering of campaign contributions Read More
More on John McCain’s revamped find-raising operation…
His New York regional finance committee will have a meeting this coming Friday at the Regency in midtown Manhattan to discuss fund-raising strategy in what will be a crucial second quarter for the Arizona senator, according to a source in the campaign.
According to the source, McCain’s schedule Read More
On May 19th, commodity trading billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II will host a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, according to a knowledgeable source. The event will be held at Jones' oceanfront Greenwich mansion, which reportedly sits on top of a 25-car garage.
More than 500 guests are expected to attend.
Interestingly, Read More
The warring (and incredibly wealthy) Pritzker family seems to have carried its feud into presidential politics.
Penny Pritzker, Barack Obama’s national finance chair, is the niece of Jay Pritzker, whose death in 1999 sparked an ugly internecine inheritance battle over the Hyatt hotel chain and other enormous family assets.
A plan Read More