Two recent funders of a super PAC backing candidate Steve Greenfield are the brother of the New York Republican Party chairman and a Texas GOP congressman.
Unions, charter school boosters, the hospital lobby and other special interests have spent $2.2 million on independent expenditures in New York state races this year. Of the Senate spending, 69 percent is benefiting Democrats who have aligned with Republicans.
An eight-term state senator from North Brooklyn, who was recently exposed for failing to report thousands in campaign contributions, appears to have a shadow group that’s taking cash from the same real estate interests that fund his campaign.
The unions received as much as $1.5 billion in work on the $4 billion bridge
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.
Councilmember Carlos Menchaca's legislative push was inspired by a Sludge investigation in July that discovered ongoing NYC government contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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.
The next attorney general will set the tone on investigating and prosecuting bad actors in New York's multi-billion dollar real estate industry.
Cuomo campaign spends twice as much as it did fending off left-flank challenger Zephyr Teachout in 2014
A group of New York State Senate Democrats that aligned with Republicans is refusing to return hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of contributions, mostly from corporations and PACs, that the state Supreme Court ruled illegal in June.