Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Open Letter to Mike Bloomberg
As of last week, you've spent in excess of $85 million on your re-election bid, and with your final-week media blitz you're projected to spend between $110 and $140 million total. Wow! Your opponent, William Thompson, has spent $6 million so far.
In 2001 you spent $73 million compared to Mark Green's $17.3 million, and in 2005 you spent $85 million compared to Freddy Ferrer's $10.6 million.
You've set a brand new record! At around $250 million total (so far), no one in the history of the United States has spent more money than you in the pursuit of public office. Congratulations!
There's really no need to spend so much, though - if you're unhappy with the result of the election, you can just have the City Council change it for you.
All the best,
Paul and the No Hassle at the Castle staff