Putting Spitzer’s Rules to the Test

Small reminder: today is the cut-off date for campaign finance transactions that will be included in the finance numbers that will be filed with the Board of Elections on Monday [clarified].

The last filing was back in January, before Eliot Spitzer unilaterally disarmed and limited himself to accepting only $10,000 per contributor, versus the more than $50,000 allowed under the current state law.

This filing, which should be posted on the state Board of Election's web site, should show whether it's possible to raise money effectively under these lower limits, while simultaneously fighting with some Assembly Democrats, state Senate Republicans and the health care unions.

Predictions, estimates, expectation-setting before the numbers actually are posted online Monday are welcome.

Putting Spitzer’s Rules to the Test