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Cuomo: To Reform, I Have to Get Elected. To Get Elected, I Have to Raise Money

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Andrew Cuomo explains why he currently accepts large sums of money from LLCs, even as he campaigns with the pledge to close the loophole allowing LLC's to give huge sums of money to political campaigns.

In Ithaca, Cuomo said:

I want to reform the campaign finance system. To reform the campaign finance system I have to get elected. To get elected I have to raise money. I don’t have large sums of personal wealth, I don’t’ come from a family with large sums of personal wealth. I have to get elected which means I have to raise money, so I can be in a position to actually make the reforms.