Who's Your Daddy?
If you were to ask Chris Quinn...
She'd have to say big NYC real estate. Hands down.
Out of $273,000 in campaign contributions she took in during the 2005 Election Cycle, a whopping $63,000 (or 23%) came from real estate interests.
So big deal you say? The other 77% must have been funded by the little guy. Hmmm ... well ... NOT REALLY!
Only 18% of Chris's contributors gave $100 or less. Chris's average contribution for the 2005 cycle was a whopping $550 (that's one Bloomie real estate rebate plus another buck-fifty). Another 13% of her contributions came from lobbyists and PACs, and another 8% came from organized labor.
And to those who squawk that the campaign finance filings shouldn't be dissected, I can only suggest finding a new career. You've obviously been around politics for way too long. While the money trail may be of no consequence to you, I would think that for the city's tenants it might be important to have a leader who can safeguard their homes.
And to the campaigns of the other Speaker candidates ... don't jump for joy just yet. This posting marks the first of a series.