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Hedge funders split on NYC mayoral race


Soros likes de Blasio, Icahn boosts Lhota, and Lasry sits out.

   Marc Lasry (Photo: Bloomberg)
In the race to succeed Mike Bloomberg as mayor of New York City, hedge fund managers aren't unifying behind any candidate--and some appear to be avoiding the campaign altogether.

"I'm staying out of the mayor's race," Avenue Capital co-founder Marc Lasry told Absolute Return by email. "[I'm] not supporting anyone."

Lasry, a prominent Democratic fundraiser and friend of the Clintons, gave $4,950 to Anthony Weiner in 2007 but appears to have turned away from the embattled candidate. Lasry also gave $1,000 to John Liu in his race for