Donovan Gets Cash Boost (Updated)
October 27th, 2010

Dan Donovan was down to 300,000 in his campaign coffers in his bid to become attorney general. His opponent Sen. Eric Schneiderman had over a million but thanks to last minute fundraiser held by Mayor Michael Bloomberg Donovan now has an extra $1 million to inject into his campaign in as it comes down to the wire. Those who attended the fundraiser include former Gov. George Pataki, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Bloomberg and former mayor Ed Koch.

***24 hour reports filed with the Board of Elections since the fundraiser on Monday show that Donovan has raised a little over $160,000 since then.***

As we reported last week Schneiderman enjoys a much more flush piggy bank and campaign staff. Donovan even went a week without television ads. His campaign insisted it was part of his strategy. Schneiderman leads Donovan in the polls but there are still a wealth of undecided voter who could break either way.

Donovan has spent the last few days trying to connect Schneiderman to the Aqueduct Racino scandal involving the leadership of the Senate Democrats. Schneiderman has in turn are bringing up Donovan’s possible involvement in securing Interstate Industrial a a city contract during his time as chief of staff to the Staten Island borough president. Interstate Industrial was working with former police commissioner turned convicted felon Bernie Kerik and the garbage hauler has since been shown to have mob ties.

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