Elections

De Blasio Opponents Outraise Mayor In Most Recent Campaign Filing Period

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter

Opponents of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio managed to out-raise him during the most recent campaign finance filing period, Politico reported Friday night.

The mayor hauled in $61,262 in the filing period between July 12 and August 7. This amount is over $20k less than the leading Republican running for the mayor’s seat for that same filing period, and $6k less than a primary opponent of de Blasio’s.

Democratic challenger Sal Albanese raised $67,076 and Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the likely Republican nominee for mayor, raised $83,215. Albanese’s haul now makes him eligible to participate in a primary debate against the incumbent mayor.

The mayor, Politico points out, raised the least money per day last month since 2015.

However, de Blasio is crushing his opponents with his current war chest. He has a total of 4.8 million in campaign donations compared to Malliotakis who has raised $427,646, and Albanese who raised $191,200 so far.

The New York Times reported last July that Malliotakis began to see an uptick in contributions after another leading Republican candidate, Paul J. Massey Jr., announced last June he was dropping out of the race. Although Massey, a wealthy real estate executive, had lots of money fundraised, voters did not show interest in his campaign.

The New York City mayoral primary is on September 12, and New York City voters go to the polls for the general election on November 7.

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