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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Who is challenging incumbents for Congress?

In a big upheaval for the New York political calendar, this year’s congressional primaries will take place on June 26, following a court order that rolled back federal elections from their previous September spot. Incumbents who usually spend their spring months focused on business in Washington are now looking over their shoulders at this year’s crop of challengers, […]

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What’s the cost of today’s Republican primary?

The polls are open today for New York state’s Republican presidential primary and this year’s contest is set to be as much of a non-event in this blue state as most years before. Turnout is expected to be light especially since Rick Santorum dropped out of the race — he officially suspended his campaign but […]

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Campaign finance board clamps down on Super PAC–style spending

New York City will require groups seeking to influence elections to disclose detailed information about their spending

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