Stringer Coy About 2009, Not Coy About Money for 2009

Scott Stringer, the Manhattan borough president whose possible entry into the 2009 races has colleagues and political experts guessing, just

Scott Stringer, the Manhattan borough president whose possible entry into the 2009 races has colleagues and political experts guessing, just sent out a call for contributions toward an unspecified "2009 campaign."

“Each dollar is so important in finishing this filing strong and in making sure that I have the necessary resources to build a successful 2009 campaign,” Stringer said in an e-mail to supporters just before 1 p.m.

“The first $175 donated by each New York City resident is matched 6 to 1 by the New York City Campaign Finance matching program. This means that your $50 contribution is actually worth $350 and your $100 contribution is actually worth $600 to us after the magic of matching!”

UPDATE: It’s probably worth pointing out that on Stringer’s web site, he’s soliciting contributions of up to $3,850, the maximum allowed for a borough president’s race, and not $4,950, the maximum allowed for a citywide race. He is the only currently serving borough president who won’t be forced out by term limits next year. Stringer Coy About 2009, Not Coy About Money for 2009