In a Struggling Economy, City Fundraisers Grapple With Tapped-Out Donors

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There are more Democratic candidates running in next year’s city elections than ever before. For 2008, though, their race is about money, with the historic number of candidates competing for many of the same dollars.

Not that the candidates have been having much trouble. According to a report issued in June by the Campaign Finance Board (CFB), more money has been raised this year than in the comparable period in 2001, and the number of donors has jumped by nearly… [More]

Krueger Challenger Boosted By Giuliani Circle

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In 2002, Liz Krueger arrived in Albany a Republican titan slayer. In the special election to replace longtime State Sen. Roy Goodman (R-Manhattan), she defeated a well-funded, well-connected associate of Rudy Giuliani and wrested the 26th State Senate district, which stretches from Gramercy Park to the Upper East Side, from...… [More]