We’re less than a month away from New York City’s general election on Nov. 2. On Friday, candidates vying for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, City Council and more were required to file their latest campaign finance reports.
The latest filings with the NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) show that in the race to run City Hall, Democrat Eric Adams continues to out-raise and outspend his main rival, Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa.
Between Aug. 24 and Sept. 27, the current Brooklyn Borough President Adams pulled in nearly $2.4 million from 3,161 donors. A majority of that—more than $1.4 million—came from donors who live in the city, while $967,167 came from contributors outside the five boroughs.
|Eric Adams – 8/24 through 9/27|
|Average donation amount||$758|
|Donations from NYC||$1,428,301|
|Donations from outside NYC||$967,167|
|# of donors||3,161|
The support for our campaign from every corner of the city continues to be overwhelming and humbling,” Adams said in a statement Friday. “New Yorkers of all backgrounds and zip codes are joining our movement for a safer, fairer, healthier, more prosperous city as we head toward election day.”
By comparison, Sliwa pulled in $200,439 from 2,588 donors during the same approximately five-week period, $143,570 of which came from local residents and $56,869 from outside New York City. “I am the only independent voice in this NYC mayoral race,” the conservative radio personality and Guardian Angels founder tweeted on Friday, the day the campaign filings were due. “I am independent from corporate lobbyists & interests. I am independent from political establishments & machines.”
|Curtis Sliwa – 8/24 through 9/27|
|Average donation amount||$77|
|Donations from NYC||$143,570|
|Donations from outside NYC||$56,869|
|# of donors||2,588|
Sliwa has nearly $1.2 million on hand overall, CFB data shows, compared to approximately $7.7 million in Adams’ campaign warchest.
Both candidates are taking part in the CFB’s matching funds program, through which they can receive a match of $8 in public funds for every $1 they receive from New York City residents, up to a certain amount. The CFB is slated to announce how much each will receive in the latest round of matching funds on Thursday.
Early voting in the general election kicks off Oct. 23.