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James Brennan

Newsday has a helpful summary today about citywide candidates who have filed to raise funds for 2009.

The list is led by City Comptroller William Thompson Jr., who has so far raised $519,000 as an undeclared candidate.

Others who have raised money but have not declared the office they’re seeking are Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (about $83,800) and City Councilmen John Liu ($350,000), Peter Vallone Jr. ($232,000), Domenic Recchia Jr. ($84,500), Michael McMahon ($108,000) and Bill de Blasio ($32,000).

So who’s missing?

Left off of the list is Brooklyn Assemblyman James Brennan, who has raised close to $11,000 from 49 donors for a campaign to succeed Bill Thompson as comptroller.

Just to round things off.

—Nicole Brydson

CORRECTION: We missed the latest information on James Brennan’s disclosure filing with the Campaign Finance Board. Brennan reports total contributions of $154,515 from 800 donors, considerably more than the approximate $11,000 from 49 donors that we originally reported. He has one opponent so far, David Weprin, who has raised $362,413 from 477 donors.

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