|Fill in the blank: Put your _____ where your mouth is.|
The City Ethics Commission requires candidates to disclose the names of only of those people who have contributed $100 or more. As a result, I can't tell you exactly how many people and businesses have contributed. But I can tell you how many contributions of $100 or more each candidate has received -- some of which, by the way, can be multiple contributions from the same people.
Let's start with Kevin James. Mrs. Moore and I have each made our modest initial $100 contributions to Kevin's campaign, and I hope you will contribute, too. (Here's a handy link for you to do so.) Our contributions are two of 401 contributions of $100 or more Kevin's campaign received in 2011.
Austin Beutner, the billionaire, received just 896 contributions of $100 or more. Eric Garcetti, the career politician, received 1,860 contributions. Wendy Greuel, another Spring Street insider, received just 1,910 contributions of $100 or more. Jan Perry, another member of the Spring Street Gang, got 1,416 contributions of $100 or more.
Add it all up, and you find there have been just 6,483 contributions of $100 or more to all of the candidates combined -- including all those career politicians who will be cannibalizing one another's voting blocs.