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Mayor 2013: Campaign Finance

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, talks about the Campaign Finance Board's decision to prohibit John Liu from receiving public matching funds for his mayoral campaign.

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Brigid Bergin

Comments [8]

goonsquad from Anholt

same as with benghazi...trumped up nonsense to keep the debate off the real issues. john liu upsets the vested interests that run this modern day venice. that simple.

Aug. 06 2013 02:54 PM
gary from queens


Me too John. Apparently producer takes her job too seriously.
Hey producer, you're not exactly saving the lives of babies and puppies. Lighten up.

Aug. 06 2013 10:32 AM
RBC

Once again, special interests win in the election process.

Aug. 06 2013 10:29 AM
john from office

I got axed for my Weiner comments!

Aug. 06 2013 10:27 AM
LK from Brooklyn

Board Member Date of Appointment Term Expires Appointed By
Joseph P. Parkes, S.J. (Chairman) 4/8/2008 11/30/2013 Mayor Bloomberg
Art Chang 2/6/2013 11/30/2017 Mayor Bloomberg
Richard J. Davis 6/29/2009 11/30/2014 Speaker Quinn
Courtney C. Hall 7/28/2010 11/30/2015 Mayor Bloomberg
Mark S. Piazza 12/1/2011 11/30/2016 Speaker Quinn
http://www.nyccfb.info/press/info/board_members.htm?sm=public_&sm=public_h10

Two board members who sit on the nonpartisan New York City Campaign Finance Board have personally donated to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's mayoral campaign—with one bundling more than $20,000 in contributions for her, according to public documents. Richard Davis, who was appointed to the board by Ms. Quinn in June 2009, contributed nearly $4,000 to her campaign in 2007 and 2008, board records show. Mr. Davis is also listed as one of Ms. Quinn's bundlers, collecting $20,125 for her in December 2007 and January 2008. Another board member, Art Chang, who was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in July 2009 and was reappointed this year, contributed $1,000 to Ms. Quinn in 2007. (7/23/2013 "Donations to Quinn Are Questioned" http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324783204578622420987531266.html)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2009 re-election campaign "contravened" the spirit of New York City's public-disclosure rules by secretly funneling $1.2 million to the Independence Party, according to a ruling Thursday. But the New York City Campaign Finance Board determined it couldn't issue a violation and voted 3-1 to close the complaint. The Campaign Finance Board determined Thursday that it couldn't issue a violation because, as the mayor's team argued, Bloomberg technically wasn't required to disclose these types of payments at the time that they were made. (10/18/2012 "Bloomberg Case Closed" http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444868204578065141507282824.html)

Aug. 06 2013 10:24 AM
gary from queens

@John,

You say that "Weiner shrinks from the spot light."

Yet Weiner is still pumping out ads, starting with that first one a week ago, showing Weiner----with swelling background music----saying that he will stick it out, despite his poll numbers appearing quite flacid even at that point.

That same day in fact, in related news, big gulps were reported to be legal again in NY.

NYC's big gulp ban dumped by court
http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/morning_call/2013/07/nycs-big-gulp-ban-dumped-by-court.html

Sorry!! Having read the story, I've just realized it's not related.

Aug. 06 2013 10:23 AM
Jeb from Williamsburg

I'm astonished that the press tiptoes around Liu's misdeeds while openly mocking Weiner's embarrassing, but not criminal, actions.

Liu's biggest crime is letting down all of these new voters who put their faith in him.

I hope his supporters will put the blame where it belongs -- Liu -- and not let this unfortunate moment deter them from political engagement.

Aug. 06 2013 10:22 AM
john from office

I thought LIU was in Jail?? Oh no, it was the 25 year old "manager" who was really at fault, not the head of the campaign, Mr. Liu.

Hope that soon, LIU will just mean Long Island University.

Aug. 06 2013 08:17 AM

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