Although Eric Adams is strongly supported to become the next mayor of New York City, he still hasn’t stopped collecting horribly big war treasure chests ahead of the November general elections.
Democratic candidate Adams has raised another $ 2.4 million since late August, leaving about $ 7.7 million in the campaign to promote the message and show its strength. Over the course of five weeks, about 700 donors have given him a statutory maximum donation of $ 2,000, according to the latest Election Funding Report released on Friday.
His Republican opponent, Curtis Sliwa, has raised approximately $ 200,000 during the recent submission period and has $ 1.2 million on hand. Only two people donated up to $ 2,000 to him.
Brooklyn President Adams spent most of the summer focusing on financing, traveling to the Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyards, and courting wealthy donors for his centrist politics. .. His trip seemed rewarding. He raised over $ 950,000 from donors outside New York City during his recent submission. This is about 40 percent of his haul.
His donors ran everything from millionaires to plumbers in Bronx.
Billionaires included Rocco Commisso, CEO of Mediacom Communications. The Estee Lauder’s heir William Lauder. Loews Corporation’s heir, Laurie Tisch, and her brother, Steve Tisch, chairman of the New York Giants.
Adams also collected excellent donations from the hedge fund industry, including Jon Griffin, the founder of Blue Ridge Capital. Lee Ainsley, founder of Maverick Ventures. Stephen A. Cohen, CEO of the New York Mets owner Point72, donated $ 1,800 to Adams, and his employees donated an additional $ 26,500.
Adams said in recent weeks he has opened the door to big and small businesses in New York and will seduce them here with incentives as needed. In his rhetoric, he contrasts sharply with retiring mayor Bill de Blasio, who is openly fighting the city’s business elite.
“Support from every corner of the city for our campaign remains overwhelming and humble,” Adams said in a statement on Friday.
Early voting for the general election will begin on October 23. Adams and Sliwa will participate in two discussions on WNBC and WABC this month. Mr. Sliwa, who is fighting for exposure, is driving more discussion.
Sliwa recently qualified for the Public Matching Fund and has been featured in dog and puppy media events, including a flashy effort to cross George Washington Bridge to New Jersey to find out where Adams lives. I tried to collect it. But Mr. Sliwa’s tendency towards drama backfired last week when his campaign claimed to have found a gun on Twitter at the Upper West Side crime scene. He wasn’t..
Mr. Sliwa’s campaign released a statement on Friday overthrowing his recent funding, saying “this will be very competitive and intimate competition.”
But even Mr. Sliwa admits that he is facing a difficult battle. As a sign of Adams’ broad appeal, both self-proclaimed progressive De Blasio and professional centrist Michael R. Bloomberg accepted him.
Adams’ recent election funding declaration shows that special interests from a cross-section of New York’s labor and industry are eager to make his acquaintances. Many of his donations came from landlords and developers, including Fairstead co-founder William Brodget. Alexander Dust, an executive of the Dust organization. Anthony Malkin, chairman of the company that owns the Empire State Building. Joseph Sit Chairman of the Tall Equity Group.
There were also donations from philanthropists David Rockefeller Jr. and Susan Rockefeller. Jeffrey Gural, the main landlord and owner of the Tioga Downs Casino in Southern Tier. A member of the Rudin family, a prominent member of the Rudin family in commercial real estate.
As New York prepares to sell recreational marijuana, cannabis investors also sought the grace of Adams, including LeafLink CEO Ryan Smith and Beehouse’s managing partner Gregory Heyman.
The Adams campaign has spent about $ 630,000 on consulting, polling, and other expenses since late August, and appears to have saved most of its advertising spend in the last few weeks before the election day. Mr. Sliwa spent $ 1.5 million during the latest submission period, including about $ 1 million in TV and radio advertising.
Democratic veteran strategist Bruce Jolly said Adams used the loot of the campaign “not only to raise interest in candidates, but to build the mission of his approach to govern New York.” He said he was likely planning.
“In every aspect of this mayor’s race, Adams and his campaign were strategic,” he said. “So my premonition is that Eric Adams deliberately uses the benefits of this spending.”
Adams has already begun planning his transition prior to the inauguration in January. Over the last few weeks, he has published a series of extensive suggestions on how to deal with climate change and the affordable housing crisis.
Now that Adams can spend less time raising money, he is planning a trip as mayor who wants to benefit him: the Netherlands to find out its solution to the flood. To visit
The final date for the trip has not yet been decided.