Christine Quinn gets a jump on fund-raising for after the 2013 primary
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a likely Democratic mayoral who already raised the maximum amount of money for next year's Democratic primary, now has $2.4 million in the bank for a potential run-off or general election, according to her campaign.
Quinn raised $697,571 from 1,335 contributors in the last six months, according to her campaign consultant Josh Isay.
The campaign filed its latest financial report today with the New York City Campaign Finance Board. To date, Quinn raised raised $5,791,772 from 4,699 individual contributors.
Back in January, Quinn raised enough private contributions to reach the $6,729,000 spending limit for mayoral candidates under the NYCCFB's matching funds program. The additional money Quinn has raised since January can be spent on a general election or, if needed, a run-off election between the top two vote-getters in the primary if nobody gets at least 40 percent of the vote. That run-off election would take place two weeks after the primary.