Some of Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson’s biggest contributors, like 1199/SEIU, the NYS Correction Officers Association PAC, and hedge fund guru Joel M. Greenblatt recently had their campaign contributions sent back to them. In total, the campaign sent back more than $260,000 according to their latest campaign filing.
That’s because Spitzer 2006 was combined with Paterson 2006, Spitzer’s spokeswoman Christine Anderson said. That means some people and PACs which contributed to both actually exceeded the state’s amazingly high contribution limit of $50,100.
A list showing the campaign’s other refunded contributions is here. Let us know if you see anything interesting.
— Azi Paybarah