Mayoral hopeful, Brown Len, who is a Labour Party member, a friend of Dick Hubbard (who is a good friend of Helen Clark), and undoubtedly is soon to be backed by Rod Oram, has opined on spending limits for the Auckland mayoral race.
Auckland's super mayoral race could be bought by a wealthy candidate unless the campaign spending limit is cut back, Manukau Mayor Len Brown claims.I agree. The limit should be $150,000.00 and should commence tomorrow. Why?
Mayoral candidates will next year be allowed to spend $580,000 and Brown wants this cut back to as little as $150,000.
Because the hypocritical mayoral aspirant has already splurged big time, and intends to spend even bigger time.
Manukau Mayor Len Brown has predicted he will spend about $1 million in a Barack Obama-style race to be mayor of the Auckland Supercity - but he does not think his campaign will be the most expensive.Is Conor Roberts responsible for this bout of hypocrisy? Or is Brown Len just making stuff up as he goes along?
Brown has already spent between $150,000 and $200,000, according to his rival, Auckland Mayor John Banks - but Brown has dismissed this as at least $100,000 too high.
Whatever is the answer, it doesn’t bode well for Aucklanders.