The info above was gathered by Ira Goldfine.
Remember how Bill Thompson ran an awful campaign and almost won against Bloomberg? It came out later that Bloomberg had been funding a museum being organized by Thompson's wife --- he was Bloomberg's choice for mayor. So now he is running to help divide the democratic ticket to make it easier for Lhota, who they want badly -- watch the NY Times pump this guy up as much as they can. And some pumping for Thompson as the Bloomberg/Giuliani people idea race would be Lhota/Thompson.Ira responds to Randi's comment that Mastro is not a Bloomberg fan. But this is not about Bloomberg but making sure Lhota is the next Mayor. Does D'Amato really think Thompson is a winner? What a joke.
This is bigger then Bloomberg - this has everything to do with Lhota - check out this piece from the Daily News and to me its clear that this is about electing Lhota on behalf of the people that truly rule this city.http://www.nypost.com/p/news/
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- Last Updated: 1:29 PM, January 16, 2013
- Posted: 1:29 PM, January 16, 2013
"Really?" Mastro said when notified by The Post that he had rounded up more than anyone else for the former comptroller, $58,600, according to filings at the Campaign Finance Board.
Mastro said he's known Thompson since both served in city government in the mid-90's, when Thompson was president of the old Board of Education and Mastro was a top aide to then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
When Thompson sued to try to block the extension of term limits in 2008, Mastro served as his lawyer.
Mastro said he also intends to help Lhota.
So who's he going back if there's a showdown between the two in the general election?
Mastro's response was Solomon-like: "The city should be so fortunate on primary day to nominate two such stellar candidates."
Another ex-Giuliani aide who may writing two checks in the mayor's race is Randy Levine, who is now the president of the Yankees.
Records show he contributed $4.950, the maximum allowed, to City Council President Christine Quinn, who is leading the Democratic field of contenders.
No. 2 on Thompson's list of "intermediaries" who round up contributions for candidates was former Republican Sen. Al D'Amato, who pulled in $47,550.
D'Amato, now working as a lobbyist, has made no secret of his support for Thompson, having held a huge pre-Christmas fundraiser for him at Club 101 on Park Avenue.
One source said D'Amato didn't stop there.
"He was at an event and he was hitting up everyone for Bill Thompson," said the source. "My guess is he thinks he's a winner."