Time to get paid
Rewarding the Bloomberg Staff. Eat up
greedy little piggies, there a lot for you
Fat city for Mike aides
They get $1.5M for work on campaign
By MICHAEL SAUL
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU
Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg doled out $1.55 million in bonuses to 79 campaign staffers yesterday - including a whopping $400,000 to campaign manager Kevin Sheekey.
The other big winners were Patricia Harris, a top campaign adviser and deputy mayor, who got $350,000, and Bill Cunningham, a senior campaign strategist, who received $300,000.
The mayor gave every other staffer on the campaign's payroll a bonus equivalent to 20% of the staffer's total salary. The checks were mailed yesterday - and in time to bring some cheer in the new year.
"The mayor feels that these individuals ran an exceptional campaign, and he wanted to show his appreciation," said Stu Loeser, a Bloomberg campaign spokesman.
The breathtaking announcement comes less than 48 hours before Bloomberg delivers his second inaugural address at City Hall on New Year's Day.
The mayor's largesse brings his total spending for his self-financed reelection campaign to at least $79.4 million - the most money ever spent on a nonpresidential race.
But the thugs should have been happy with a two-tier pension system, right, Mayor Mike.
posted by Steve @ 10:04:00 AM