The race to be mayor of New York is in full swing, with no fewer than nine announced contenders seeking to fill the soon-to-be vacant seat. Candidates are raising millions of dollars in the hopes that New Yorkers will vote for them in the 2013 elections.
Their most recent filings with the New York City Campaign Finance Board show that that’s about all they have in common. Each has been cultivating a distinct base of support unlike the others’, separated by geography and industry. Some have spent years asking for donations, while others are only now scrambling to raise the necessary cash, or are dipping in to their own pockets.