Public Advocate and likely 2013 mayoral contender Bill de Blasio emailed supporters this morning to thank them for contributing to his best fundraising period yet, having raised $1, 008,375 in the past six months.
That figure is nearly $300,000 more than he raised in the last filing period.
Mr. de Blasio however also has to pay off more than $300,000 he accrued in fines for putting up posters illegally during his 2009 run for public advocate. Mr. de Blasio can fund raise separately from his 2013 bid to pay off that fine.
The number of donors to his campaign was not readily available.
Mr. de Blasio’s full email is below:
I’m going to let you in on a secret:
We just had our best fundraising period—ever.
With your support, we raised one million dollars from donors in all five boroughs.
This is big news—and it’s all thanks to you. Because of your belief in what we’re doing, we’re filing with our biggest numbers ever—and I wanted you to be the first to know.
What does this mean?
- It means our momentum is real—and it keeps growing.
- It means thousands of New Yorkers have invested in New York’s future so far.
- It means that a campaign made up of everyday New Yorkers can still be a force to be reckoned with.
- And crucially, it means we’ll have the resources we need to compete with anyone on a level playing field in 2013.
Thank you so much for making this happen. I know we can chart a bright course for New York’s future together, and I am truly honored and humbled to have such incredible support.
With deepest gratitude,
Bill de Blasio
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