If Mr. DeStefano followed Mrs. Rell's rules, he would have had to decline about 17 percent of the $2.6 million he has raised, according to a breakdown of state campaign finance records. Mr. Malloy would lose about 4 percent of the $1.7 million he has raised, records show.
If Mrs. Rell had applied her current rules in 2002, she would have rejected about $160,000 of the $768,278 she received. That number may actually be higher, but contributors of less than $1,000 were not required to disclose whether they had state contracts.
More than a fourth of what Mr. Rowland raised at the top of the ticket in 2002 came from the same kinds of sources. He would have had to reject at least $1.6 million of the $5.6 million he raised. (Yardley)
No one seriously thinks that Rell is going to be significantly handicapped by her fundraising rules, but it's interesting to see how much of DeStefano and Malloy's respective war chests comes from lobbyists, PACs and those associated with state contracts. Actually, it's most interesting to note how little of Malloy's money is from those sources.
Yardley, William. "Rell's Fund-Raising Rules Put Her at Risk." New York Times 24 October, 2005.