“Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon likes Mayor de Blasio so much, she gave the maximum amount to his campaign two times — a violation of the city’s campaign finance law.
The actress and longtime de Blasio supporter gave a $4,950 donation to his campaign in June, and then the same amount again on Jan. 9, according to the campaign finance report released on Tuesday.
Under the city’s strict campaign finance system, individuals can only give $4,950 towards a candidate for the entire campaign cycle.
Nixon, when reached by The News, said she thought she was allowed to give that max amount once a year, and gave in 2016 and 2017.
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“I made a mistake is what happened,” she said.
She said the campaign called her and told her they would return the money.
A rep for the campaign confirmed the money would be returned, and said she gave online, which was why it wasn’t caught sooner.
Meanwhile, City Controller Scott Stringer, who is frequently mentioned as a possible challenger to de Blasio, had a surprisingly anemic showing in his latest fund-raising efforts, according to just released figures.
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Stringer, who had been raising money at a furious pace last year, only made a paltry $346,961 in the last six-month fundraising cycle, according to figures released on Tuesday.
His total war chest is now at just over $1.7 million.
De Blasio, who raised just over $ 1 million in the campaign filing period that closed last week, has a $2.2 million total war chest, including the most recent donations.
Stringer, a frequent de Blasio critic, has publicly said he is running for reelection as controller, but he is believed to be mulling a mayoral run.
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Another de Blasio critic, State Sen. Tony Avella, also had a poor fund-raising period.
Avella, a Democrat who is running against de Blasio for mayor, only raised $725 in the six-month filing period.
The good news is he only spent $1.50, which his campaign said went to ActBlue fund-raising software company.
His filing says the company is in Somerville, Maine, but the company is located in Somerville, Mass.
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A spokesman for Avella shrugged off the low numbers.
“Fund-raising hasn’t been the priority at this juncture,” said Conner Quinn.
Avella “had hoped to have gotten a little bit more, but it wasn’t the main focus.”
Bo Dietl, the private eye who is also running for mayor, raised $282,656 in the latest fund-raising period, his first since announcing his foray into politics.
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