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Liu Defends Fundraising Practices

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New York City comptroller John Liu defended his fundraising practices on Wednesday following a report that questions the legitimacy of some donations.

The New York Times investigated nearly 100 donors listed on Liu’s campaign finance reports, and reportedly found about two dozen irregularities — from the source of donations to whether some donors even existed.

Liu said his team can prove there was no wrong-doing, but will investigate further.

"We have copies of signed checks, and signed donor forms by each of these donors," Liu told WNYC on Wednesday. "It's unclear to me how the interviews were conducted by the Times. Nonetheless the donors in question will be further reviewed by my campaign."

Liu announced recently he raised $1 million in the first six months of the year, establishing him as a contender to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Comments [1]

Andrew

Why the New York Times did not investigate donations from Brooklyn African Americans to Thompson campaign or donations from Manhattan lesbians to Quinn campaign? Times was only interested to make phone calls to Asian Americans who donated to Liu campaign. Guess why is that...

Dec. 02 2011 01:46 AM

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