Articles By Josefa Velasquez

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Cuomo and de Blasio Aim to Help Dems, But Donations so Far are Underwhelming

Their campaigns say that donations and campaigning for Democratic candidates have increased since the late September cutoff.

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Tracking Bloomberg

Where's the $100 million former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised?

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Multimillion-Dollar Contributions Dominate California Rent Control Initiative

In the first five days of October, contributions to the campaigns opposing and supporting Prop 10 reached nearly $13.8 million, putting it on track to surpass the $23.7 million contributed in August.

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Under Threat of Regulations, Facebook Increases Lobbying in State Legislatures

Social media giant Facebook increased its state-level lobbying expenditures by 31 percent following the 2016 election.

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Following Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations, Facebook Ads Target Female Baby Boomers

Since sexual assault allegations surfaced against Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Facebook ads opposing Kavanaugh’s vastly outnumbered ads in favor of his nomination.

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Unions Given Tappan Zee Bridge Work Made Massive Donations to Cuomo

The unions received as much as $1.5 billion in work on the $4 billion bridge

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Real Estate Tycoon Funds Last-Minute $100,000 Attack on Zephyr Teachout in New York AG Race

On Sept. 7, a digital ad campaign against progressive New York attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout began, funded with a six-figure donation from a prominent real estate figure who’s backing her opponent Sean Patrick Maloney.

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FEC Opens Door for Corporations to Give In-Kind Campaign Donations

An advisory opinion allowing Microsoft to give campaigns free software could set a precedent allowing companies to give in-kind donations, despite the ban on corporate political contributions.

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MoveOn Endorses Progressive Challengers to Former Breakaway Democrats in NY

In a first in New York, the national progressive group endorsed in state legislative races, backing four challengers to members of the now-defunct IDC.