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Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Recchia's residual expenses

While Domenic Recchia, like Fossella, may be out of the race he still have FEC reports to file as long as his campaign committee has money. The guy certainly is sitting on a lot of it and can't move it over to his new race of interest Borough President. Curious how he transitioned so fast from wanting to be in Congress to wanting to be BP, but that is not for this post.

Recchia is reporting $2,280 in contributions from March to June and $96,128 in disbursements. That is quite a sizable number in terms of expenses considering his net contributions indicate he probably was looking to get out of the race much earlier than he let on. Of those expenses not all were direct campaign costs, several were contributions to other political candidates;

March 3
$1,000 Judith McMahon, wife of Mike McMahon, running for Judge

March 24
$1,000 to Rep. Jerry Nadler, NY-08

March 26
$500 Assemblyman Vito Lopez, chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic Party

June 1
$1,000 Kings County Democratic Club (Brooklyn)

June 12
$4,600 Mike McMahon

As a reminder Recchia dropped his bid for the Congressional seat on June 3. Of the contributions none really stand out in any form. McMahon was backing Recchia prior to running himself, so a contribution to his wife's judicial race is not surprising. Nor is a contribution to Vito Lopez who would have sway in either an endorsement for the Congressional race or the Borough President race we have to imagine he was already pondering. A little frustrating is the need to contribute $1,000 to Rep. Nadler's non existent race only to have him give it back in a donation. Considering we have three very close races in upstate NY there are very many more logical candidates to give money to, rather than this ridiculous quid pro quo arrangement. Recchia had already given Nadler $2,000 back in December. And finally it is great to see Recchia has maxed out to McMahon, although he appears to have maxed out both his primary and general election contributions in a primary election contribution. We might see half of that coming back and being recut to McMahon.



At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the money nadler gave to recchia, which recchia gave back to nadler, should find its way to mcmahon.

At 6:27 AM, Blogger Gary Baumgarten said...

Congressman Jerry Nadler will be my guest Thursday August 7 at 5 PM New York time on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com.

To talk to Nadler please go to www.garybaumgarten.com and click on the link to the show. There is no charge.



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