Since winning the New York Democratic mayoral primary Bill de Blasio has raised almost three times as much money as his Republican opponent.
The most amazing part of this story is that third place candidate and one time front runner City Council President Christine Quinn had almost $5 million. One of the cardinal rules of politics is end the race with as little money as possible. It is wise to set aside some money for the general election and or post primary expenses but you don't leave $5 million unspent.
I would have thought that when her lead began to dwindle she would have spent more money to get her message out. Even in the money pit that is the New York media market $5 million dollars can go a long way.