Mayoral candidate Eric Adams notched another $1.3 million in taxpayer-footed public matching funds Thursday — but the latest campaign finance numbers show how his top female primary rivals gave him a run for his money. The five men among the top eight Democratic candidates outpaced the women in garnering the support of super PACs — […]
Voters are set to hit the polls and use the new ranked choice voting system to pick who’s going to lead the post-pandemic city. But it could be weeks before New Yorkers know who won the mayoral race and contests from comptroller to City Council.
Whichever candidate prevails once every last vote for mayor gets counted, small campaign donors and the champions of a ramped-up public matching funds program can claim a win. The number of people donating less than $100 to a campaign has tripled since the last time the top job in New York City was open in […]
Just this week, Brooklyn businessperson Gil Cygler launched a PAC called Better NY for All to raise $500,000 to fund ads in support of Eric Adams’ campaign for mayor as well as a few other select candidates in the borough. “A lot of small business people are being hurt by the leftward shift in the […]
The two poll frontrunners garnered the most attention as Yang took knocks on his failure to vote in past elections and former cop Adams defended his tough-on-crime stance. And nobody was praising Bill de Blasio…
With many public schools still offering part-time in-person learning or no live instruction at all, some mayoral candidates are casting for votes from frustrated parents — and finding a tricky test that’s not so easy to pass. At the head of the class: Democrat Andrew Yang, who has been advocating for schools to fully reopen for […]
THE CITY is co-hosting the candidate face-off with NY1 and WNYC/Gothamist. Adams, Donovan, Garcia, McGuire, Morales, Stringer, Wiley and Yang are set to appear in the potential make-or-break event, which starts at 7 p.m.
In New York, independent expenditure committees that support political candidates can raise unrestricted dollars — but are barred from coordinating their spending with campaigns they back. New Start NYC, which supports mayoral hopeful Shaun Donovan and has been funded almost entirely by the candidate’s wealthy father to the tune of $3 million, has insisted it […]
Help is rolling in for mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan — from public matching funds to a Rockefeller who contributed to a PAC supporting his run. The New York City Campaign Finance Board on Thursday approved nearly $1.5 million worth of public matching funds for his campaign. The decision came just days after Donovan’s father, Michael, […]
Democratic mayoral hopeful Shaun Donovan took a double hit on some key numbers Thursday as the primary campaign headed into its final 10 weeks. The former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn’t get any matching funds from the city — at least not yet. And he ended up in the […]