There’s a reason why Jim Alesi’s campaign didn’t record getting any money from Mayor Bloomberg: it came in after the deadline, according to a spokesman for the mayor.
Alesi, the first Republican State Senator to announce his support for same-sex marriage — was given a $10,300 donation from Mayor Bloomberg. The donation was received, and cashed, but it happened just after the cut-off date for this latest filing, according to the spokesman. (Bloomberg’s generosity was widely noted earlier, but today, many of those campaigns are making their filings public.)
Bloomberg has already heaped praise on Alesi for stepping out early on this issue, and has pledged to financially help the three other Republican State Senators who voted to legalize same-sex marriage.