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.
The list includes influential incumbents like Land Use Chair Rafael Salamanca and Manhattan Councilmember Carlina Rivera, as well as a few prominent figures trying to claim their first public office and a couple of relative unknowns, who have raised a ton of cash in a short amount of time.
‘Campaigning and governing is now indistinguishable from fundraising. The vast majority of e-mails and letters that I now receive from elected officials are either thinly veiled fundraising pitches or overt ones. The last e-mail I received from Obama as President was a fundraising pitch.’
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