It only took five days, but this evening Stephanie Singer's campaign admitted that they had been using an inaccurate figure for City Commissioner Marge Tartaglione's DROP payment.
We pointed this out to Singer's campaign manager on Sunday. They had been reporting in campaign materials that Tartaglione took $308,625 from the controversial Deferred Retirement Option Plan. But we checked with the Pension Board and the right number was $288,136. (For details on how the mixup started, click here.)
For days the campaign refused to change their tune, but finally tonight they admitted their mistake. But Singer -- who is, by the way, a math professor -- still made a mathmatical error in her mea culpa. In her release, she said the campaign was off by $18,489, when the right number was $20,489. But to be fair, they sent out a corrected release minutes later.
Here's Singer's corrected statement: