Bill de Blasio Also Crushing Joe Lhota When It Comes to Fund-raising

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Though de Blasio and his Republican opponent collected almost the same amount of money in the five days after the primary ($153,000 and $156,000, respectively), de Blasio really started raking it in when a September 19 poll said he was ahead by 40 points. During the last two weeks of the month, he raised $635,000, according to reports released by New York City's Campaign Finance Board. Lhota brought in $280,000 during the same period. Since then, de Blasio's lead has jumped to 50 points, which probably means even more cash in October.