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CAMPAIGN ROUNDUP, JANUARY 18.
2013 Mayoral Race
John Liu’s fundraising has taken a dive because of his campaign finance troubles, but he still raised more than $500,000.
Liu spent $190,000 on legal fees.
His campaign spending is way up, generally.
Bill Thompson rakes in $650,000.
Scott Stringer: $500,000.
Bill de Blasio: more than $1 million.
Olanike Alabi is running for Hakeem Jeffries’ Assembly seat. DL Walter Mosley is the likely opponent — and will likely have Jeffries’ support.
Asian-American civic groups want their own districts in Brooklyn. (h/t Azi Paybarah)
The four Senate Republicans who voted for the gay marriage bill are raising big money.
Democrat Ricardo Montano outpaces Republican Sen. Owen Johnson’s fundraising – though it all came through loans and transfers from his county legislator account.
The IDC PAC pulled in $224,000.
Gov. Cuomo spent $45,000 on polling in advance of several key victories.
Cuomo has put $14 million more in the bank, showing that he could raise the big dollars to be president.
Comptroller Tom DiNapoli touted $330,000 in fundraising.
Nassau DA Kathleen Rice raised a lot – but for what?
Eliot Spitzer gave Queens Councilman Mark Weprin $1,000 [See third from top]
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