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Mayor Fighting Against Income Inequality Spends Nearly $2 Million on Inauguration and Transition

Filings released by the New York City campaign finance board show that Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent almost $2 million on his inauguration and transition efforts thus far.  The mayor who touts “a future of greater equality and opportunity”, and seeks to fund universal pre-K programs by taxing the rich, spent nearly a quarter of a million dollars on inauguration day festivities alone.

Via Politicker:

Mayor Bill de Blasio spent nearly $2 million on his inauguration and transition efforts so far, according to new numbers released today by the city’s campaign finance board.

The new numbers show that, between January 1 and February 28, the campaign spent more than $980,00 on the efforts, including more than $240,600 on his Inauguration Day festivities. That’s in addition to the more than $1 million spent between early November and December 31, 2013 and reported by the board earlier this year.

Inauguration Day spending included roughly $12,000 for invitations, $7,000 for programs, and over $35,000 for a teleprompter.

And the suit de Blasio was sporting for his inauguration?  Nearly $2,000 to start.

 

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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