Jerry Jennings

Corey Ellis

Albany mayoral race: who's donating

Ellis and Jennings

Corey Ellis and Jerry Jennings

Thanks to to a major helping hand from NYPIRG, we've broken out the campaign contributors for the two leading candidates in the Albany mayoral race. Sortable lists after the jump.

Tomorrow we'll post lists of campaign expenditures.

NYPIRG provided AOA with a spreadsheet listing all the campaign contributions and expenditures for Albany County during the first half of 2009. If you'd like to check out that spreadsheet, we've posted it for downloading (it's an xls file).

Thanks to NYPIRG spreadsheet savant Bill Mahoney for his help.

On to the lists...

A few notes: This data is from the campaign finance filings for the first half of 2009. For these purposes, the Jerry Jennings list comes from the filing for the Jennings primary campaign. The Corey Ellis list comes from filer name "Friends of Corey Ellis."

Also: We didn't post the breakdown for Republican Nathan Lebron. He reported five donations that totaled $1,300.


Side-by-side totals

The following sortable lists are also posted above in wide-screen -- they might be easier to use that way

Jerry Jennings


Corey Ellis

photo of Jerry Jennings: Flickr user m00by

Comments

This is great--thanks! And reminds me to donate to Ellis. Does he have a chance?

He has a chance if you go out and vote for him.

He has no chance if you really can buy votes.

This is why we need publicly funded campaigns.

I don't know much about campaign donations but I'm trying to learn...so can someone tell me what the different types of donations mean? Obviously I understand "Ind" and "Corp" but what are the other types?

Jerry took $100 from strippers, (insert your own funny comment here).

Editors: we think JVG's referring to a $100 contribution from DiCarlo's, the "gentleman's club" on Central Ave -- the contribution is listed under "DICARLO'S"

I think I found something interesting in the donation spreadsheets.

There is this piece of legislation that gave Jack Collett's company a whole lot of city money:
http://www.albanycounty.com/legislature/resolutions/2009/20090713/09-266.pdf

And then his name appears at the top of the individual donors list with a $4,459 contribution to Jennings. There is also a matching contribution from the company itself on the same date. The date happens to precede the legislation.

Maybe it's just a coincidence. Or maybe it's old news.
I am no journalist. I just love playing with excel.
(And the internet.)

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