Bill de Blasio’s Time Suddenly a Lot More Valuable

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  Democratic candidate for mayor and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (C) greets the crowd while arriving at his primary night party on September 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  De Blasio is leading the Democratic race, according to exit polls.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Photo: Mario Tama/2013 Getty Images

Want to hang out with the man most likely to be mayor? Bill de Blasio will only guarantee an appearance at fund-raising events for a minimum of $75,000 these days — fifteen times his earlier floor of $5,000, the Daily News reports. (Even Governor Cuomo's minimum is only $50,000.) At this point, Joe Lhota would probably show up at a bar mitzvah if it guaranteed him a vote or two.