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NYC mayoral candidates raise $1.3 million from New Jersey donors

McGuire, Adams, Yang lead pack in across the river campaign contributions

By David Wildstein, June 18 2021 2:46 pm

New Jerseyans have contributed more than $1.3 million into New York City mayoral campaigns in advance of Tuesday’s primary election, according to reports filed with the New York City Campaign Finance Board.

The top raiser from New Jerseyans is Raymond McGuire, the former Citigroup executive.  He’s brought in $353,920, including $10,200 from philanthropist Raymond Chambers and his wife, $1,000 from New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Commissioner Steven Plofker, and $500 from former New Jersey State Treasurer (and ex-New York City Councilman) Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff.

Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President that also owns a condominium in Fort Lee, has amassed a $302,255 from New Jersey contributors. Donors include Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes ($500), former Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle ($1,000), Victor Herlinsky ($2,000), and $23,505 from residents of Fort Lee.

Andrew Yang has a $245,227 haul out of New Jersey.  He raised $609,683 from in-state donors during his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer has raised $97,086, including $200 from Hoboken City Councilman Philip Cohen.

Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan has struck out in New Jersey fundraising, bringing in a relatively meager $36,608.

Maya Wiley, a former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, took in $39,084 donors, while former Commissioner of Sanitation Kathryn Garcia’s Garden State haul was $27,529.  Non-profit CEO Dianne Morales raised $16,456 in New Jersey.

Before his withdrawal from the race, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. has brought in $102,397 from New Jersey donors, including $10,100 from former Murphy deputy chief of staff Adam Alonso and his wife.

In the Republican primary for mayor, Guardian Angels founder and radio talk show host Curtis Sliwa raised $28,595 from New Jerseyans.  His GOP rival, New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers founder Fernando Mateo, raised $30,367 in New Jersey.

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