New York

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New York Special Interests Unload Outside Money to Help GOP-Aligned Dems

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.

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Mysterious Political Group Linked to N.Y. Sen. Martin Dilan is Funded by Big Real Estate

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.

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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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NYC Council To Hold Public Hearing on #AbolishICE

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).

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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.

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As Zephyr Teachout Rises, Real Estate Puts Its Money on Her Rivals

The next attorney general will set the tone on investigating and prosecuting bad actors in New York's multi-billion dollar real estate industry.

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Facing ‘Sex and the City’ Actress, Cuomo Ramps Up Spending

Cuomo campaign spends twice as much as it did fending off left-flank challenger Zephyr Teachout in 2014

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Here Are the Special Interests Illegally Funding Formerly GOP-Aligned Dems in N.Y.

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.