Independent Expenditures Poured Cash In, Got Mixed Results Out

Written by City & State on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections, Racing/Wagering

Ambiguously titled groups taking advantage of the Citizens United ruling funneled anonymously donated cash into races around the country in 2010, and New York was no exception. At least two new national entities poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into a handful of New York State Senate campaigns, according to state campaign finance records. One group, the Republican State Leadership Committee-New York, drew more than $870,000 in small donations of $100 to $200 from California to Kansas, which was spent… [More]