C.F.B. Says Public Advocate Run-Off is ‘Reasonably Anticipated’

The city Campaign Finance Board isn’t ruling out the chance that Mark Green will fail to get the 40 percent of votes in the Democratic primary to avoid a run-off.
The board ruled today that a run-off election among the top two vote-getters is “reasonably anticipated” and will therefore allow candidates in that race to raise money for it.
As proof, they pointed to news reports, public polling and fund-raising numbers.
“Notably, the candidate with 35 percent and 39 percent support in the two recent polls is not one of the two candidates who have raised the most campaign funds,” they said in their ruling.
The opinion was sought by Eric Gioia, who is trailing in the polls, but leads in fund-raising.

C.F.B. Says Public Advocate Run-Off is ‘Reasonably Anticipated’