Michael “Money Bags” Bloomberg managed to spend $18.6 million on his campaign in just the past three weeks, according to campaign records released this afternoon.
That’s more than $37,000 an hour, or $900,000 a day!
In all, he’s spent more than $82 million, putting him on course to dish out more than $100 million in his race for a third term.
Bloomberg’s opponent Bill Thompson, by comparison, has spent close to $6 million in all, including $2.5 million in the past three weeks. So, the mayor is outspending Thompson about 9-to-1.
While Bloomberg has only one donor–uh, himself–Thompson got donations from 3,000 New Yorkers in the period, his flack tells us.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 23, 2009