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In web video, Yoon makes plea for cash

With the deadline for August campaign finance reports looming, mayoral candidate Sam Yoon is asking supporters to throw some dough his way in a last-minute web video.

The report is the last before the Sept. 22 preliminary election, which will narrow the field of four – Mayor Thomas Menino, City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty, Yoon, and South End developer Kevin McCrea – to two candidates.

“And we need this report to show that we are strong – and we are. Especially as we go into September,” Yoon says while seated at a desk, with a picture of Franklin Roosevelt and a 1960 Kennedy for President bumper sticker. “And I don’t have the same kind of money that my opponents do. Special interest money, corporate money. But I have you.”

(He’s probably not talking about McCrea, who gave himself a $35,000 loan in July.)


The video was pretty desperate. Yoon's campaign said it needed to raise one million dollars to compete and to date it has yet to raise 300,000k. Consider his campaign done.

And I see that Flaherty's campaign had to send out two emails today promoting Wednesday's debate. The first with the wrong date and the second, a correction.

I hope he remembers to show up!