campaign finance

A woman walks outside an East Village apartment building Thursday, March 31. The building houses a fourth-floor apartment where three super PACs are based. PHOTO: Alex Daugherty

East Village apartment is a haven for questionable super PACs

“Restore American Freedom and Liberty” is a super PAC that claims to support conservative candidates for office, but most of its donations end up going to a consulting firm run out of an East Village apartment. The PAC has raised $181,666 during the 2016 election cycle, according to its Federal Election Commission filings. But it […]

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How tightly can Cuomo close campaign finance loopholes?

How tightly can Cuomo close campaign finance loopholes? In his State of the State address yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that that the time has come for sweeping campaign finance reform in New York State. “In short,” he said, “the state’s campaign finance laws fail to prevent the dominance of wealthy contributors and special interests.” […]

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