Camp Schneiderman Wonders About Donovan's Fundraiser
October 28th, 2010

As I blogged yesterday Dan Donovan’s $1 million fundraiser, hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, looks like it may not have done as hot he had hoped. Donovan’s camp has yet to respond to inquiries about how much money they brought in. Schneiderman’s camp is now seizing on the issue with a press release. The release cites an Observer article from today.

Here is the release:


NEW YORK – First it was $2 million, then it was $1 million, and now according to news reports, Dan Donovan’s major big-ticket fundraiser was a major disappointment, likely bringing in no more than $257,000. The Donovan campaign has yet to have revealed just how much the “major” fundraiser raised for their campaign.

Read the full story here:
How Big Was Donovan’s Big Ticket Fundraiser?

By David Freedlander

October 28, 2010 | 3:08 p.m

Not very, according to the most recent campaign finance reports.

The original estimation was that the fundraiserwhich featured bold-face political names like Chris Christie, George Pataki, Mike Bloomberg and Ed Kochwas that it would bring in $1 to $2 million. The day of, the campaign was speculating that the event at the Midtown Sheraton would net them closer to $1 million. And the campaign would need it as wellthey reported less than $400,000 on hand last week.

Checks for fundraising events usually come in the day before or the day of the event, but Donovan has garnered only $257,000 since the fundraiser.

A source within the Schneiderman campaign noted that Donovan had yet to go up on the air upstate, and added that their campaign believed that after tomorrow it would be too late to buy airtime.

That said, it does appear as if Donovan is finally tapping into the old Bloomberg network.Thomas Secunda, who helped Mayor Bloomberg found the company that bears his name, contributed $25,000, as did Richard K. DeScherer, the company’s outside counsel.

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