Mayoral candidates Christine Quinn and Anthony Weiner are winning the money race against their opponents in the crowded field for the Democratic nomination. With about a month to go before the Sept. 10 primary, new numbers filed with the city's Campaign Finance Board show the financial strength of candidates for citywide office. Quinn has $8.6 million; Weiner has $6.2 million. Weiner saw his fundraising lag following revelations that the married former congressman's habit of lewd online exchanges with women continued even after he had resigned from Congress for the same behavior.
In the comptroller's race, filings with the city show that ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer spent over $2.5 million -- including over $270,000 on petitioning to get on the ballot -- since announcing his bid for the seat in July. He put $3.7 million of his own funds into the race. His opponent in the Democratic primary, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, has $4.6 million on hand.
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