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Saturday, November 28th, 2009   6:17 am | Author: Tony | Politics/Government |
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Records released yesterday show that Mayor Bloomberg of NYC spent $102 million of his own money to win a third term. The New York Times notes that it worked out to about $174 per vote. Bloomberg already spent $159 million on his previous two elections for mayor. He has spent more of his own money than anyone else in the US running for public office. Bloomberg outspent his Democratic opponent, Bill Thompson, 14 to 1 in this election.


Nice if you can afford it, but totally absurd.


Why should anyone be allowed to buy an election? 


The irony is that Bloomberg helped instituted campaign finance reform in the City but elected not to participate.


I like Bloomberg and he may have been the better candidate for NYC at this time but two things must change. There must be limits on spending on elections and there should be a limit of two terms for this as well as most other elected positions. 


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