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Politics

Lawyers help fill Daniel Conley’s war chest

Fund is largest in mayoral field; DA’s adversaries among donors

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley began his campaign for mayor with three times more money than any other candidate, an advantage that helped catapult him to the front of a crowded field.

His fund-raising secret was simple: In a decade as district attorney, Conley had not faced a challenger, allowing him to slowly amass $868,000 by the end of 2012. He can now use that money to fuel his bid for mayor.

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