2001 – December

The Money Marathon: Big Bucks and the Race for Governor of New York (click to download PDF)

The 2002 race for Governor in New York is shaping up to be another one for the record books. In the first half of 2001, the three leading candidates for governor and the two major parties raised a total of $17.5 million dollars. That’s almost $100,000 per day, including weekends and holidays. The candidates alone raised over $15.6 million. The vast majority of this money comes from large donations, made by PACs and individuals who have a financial stake in the decisions made in Albany.