This week in the paper we’ve got an article about the Manhattan money-men – and women – who’ve been pouring cash into Attorney General Eliot Spitzer‘s war chest. You know, the one he’s building for his 2006 bid for Governor of New York. Campaign finance reports, released yesterday, show that Spitzer has wrangled nearly $7.9 million from a pack of big-spending Democrats, far out-pacing any possible competitors, including Gov. George Pataki. The Governor, who is still playing coy about his plans for 2006, has a comparatively humble $2.35 million in his campaign account.
A hint for readers: keep an eye out for cameo appearances by Karenna Gore Schiff, the Brothers Weinstein, and Al D’Amato’s kid brother, Armand, who is one of several Republicans who has ponied up for the Spitzer cause. Also, pay attention to the role of hedge fund managers – i.e., those ultra-wealthy investment cowboys who secretly rule Wall Street. Looks like they dominate Spitzer’s fund-raising as well.