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Marion S. Barry Jr., Mayor of Washington 1936-2014
Elected mayor four times
— in 1978, 1982, 1986 and 1994 —
Mr. Barry left the mayor’s office
for good early in 1999
and then worked
as an investment banker.
was never far from his mind.
In 2004 he was elected
to the District of Columbia Council
from a hard-pressed section
in Southeast Washington,
a district he represented
until his death
be sworn in
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and plenty of chutzpah
into three tumultuous terms
as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity,
zest and combativeness
that personified his city of golden dreams
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Now Biggest U.S. Political Spender
October 24, 2009
Filed at 8:08 a.m. ET
The New York Times
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent more of his
own money in pursuit of public office than any other individual in U.S. history,
spending $85 million as of Friday on his latest reelection campaign, the New
York Times reported on Saturday.
Citing newly released campaign records, the Times said Bloomberg was on pace to
spend between $110 and $140 million before the November 3 mayoral election. That
means the self-made billionaire will have spent more than $250 million in his
three bids for mayor of America's most fabled city.
In contrast, New Jersey Governor and former Goldman Sachs chairman Jon Corzine
spent about $130 million in two races for governor and one for the U.S. Senate,
the Times reported.
And publisher Steve Forces poured $114 million into two bids for president, it
Bloomberg's wealth, much of it from the Bloomberg LP media and information
empire, is estimated at $16 billion. He has used it to establish what the Times
called an "insurmountable financial dominance" in the race.
His opponent, William C Thompson, a Democrat, has spent just $6 million in the
race. A Thompson campaign spokeswoman on Friday told the Times the mayor's
spending was "obscene."
The bulk of Bloomberg's spending has gone into television, radio and Web
advertising, it said.
But some of the money has trickled down to recession-hit small businesses,
including Goodfellas Brick Over Pizza on Staten Island and in the Bronx. The
Bloomberg campaign has so far forked over $8,892 for pizza at Goodfellas alone.
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