Three campaigns from the 2005 election–including that of then-Manhattan borough president candidate Margarita Lopez, who now works for Michael Bloomberg–are fighting the obligation to return unspent public campaign funds.
From the Campaign Finance Board’s public statement:
Margarita Lopez, a candidate for Manhattan borough president, challenged the obligation to repay $71,871 in unspent public funds. The Board denied the petition.
C. Virginia Fields, a candidate for mayor, challenged the obligation to repay $337,340. The Board denied the petition but reduced the repayment obligation to $330,420.
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