De Blasio Spent $35,250 on Teleprompter for Inauguration


bill-de-blasio-sworn-inNew York City mayor Bill de Blasio spent nearly half a million dollars on his inauguration on January 1. $35,250 of that was for a teleprompter.

Via Capital New York:

Mayor Bill De Blasio spent at least $483,241 for his inauguration on Jan. 1, according to campaign finance records.

The mayor invited a host of dignitaries and several thousand members of the public to attend the event, staged at City Hall in the freezing cold. To keep attendees warm, de Blasio’s campaign spent $16,984 on blue blankets. The campaign also spent $15,488 on inauguration-related video expenses, $11,855 on inauguration planning, and $35,250 for a teleprompter, records show.

As Ira Stoll points out, perhaps furthering muddling the mayor’s message of income inequality, de Blasio was sworn in wearing a suit that cost him at least $1,700.


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  1. which friend or relative bought that teleprompter on ebay for $500 and graciously sold it to the taxpayers of New York at such personal sacrifice?

  2. yeah mayor bill deblasio said to christie you fool wen the bridge thing happened christie responded u werent even mayor wen it happened

  3. #8 get your facts straight apparently your geography is off as well as your political intelligence. Christy is mayor of New Jersey not New York city