Levine silent, but still leads big in Manhattan borough president fund-raising race


The New York City Campaign Finance Board has released further matching funds to candidates in races citywide this year, including that for Manhattan Borough President.

With $1,116,087 approved, Councilmember Mark Levine leads in the race in funding by a country mile, yet he declined to comment on his recent fortune.

Councilmeber Ben Kallos has come out in second with $393,794 and credited his grassroots donor base for driving his support. “Talking to New Yorkers every day I can hear our campaign is resonating with people–working people, not millionaires or the real estate lobby,” said Kallos.