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.