Caroline Simmons and Bobby Valentine have raised over $ 1.2 million in the Stamford mayoral race. What did they spend it on?
STAMFORD – The city’s mayoral candidates raised a combined total of around $ 1.4 million in the week leading up to election day, with Caroline Simmons and Bobby Valentine making up the vast majority of the total.
Simmons, a Democrat and now mayor-elect of Stamford, and Valentine, a former Major League Baseball coach who ran as an unaffiliated candidate, together raised over $ 1.2 million as of October 24 – more that all the mayoral candidates had collected by the end of October 2013. The prize for this race ended up being around 1.3 million dollars, which was a record for the city.