But the Mayor was not, it turns out, the least efficient politician this year.
That honor goes to Manhattan Borough President candidate Carlos Manzano who — with the taxpayers’ generous help — spent $171 per vote in the Democratic Primary, which he did not win.
The City Council, with its lower caps and less competition, produced less egregious results. The general election inefficiency champ appears to be Melinda Katz of Queens, who spent $26 on each vote without public financing.
Back in the primary, though, the inefficiency prize goes to Bronx City Council candidate Steve Kaufman, who spent $78 on each vote. But he was spending Mike Bloomberg’s money, so who’s counting?