ALBANY—Candidates for political office in New York raised a record $94 million during the last election cycle, according to an analysis released today by a coalition of good-government groups.
The largest chunk of that money came from business interests and unions, but the following list—compiled by NYPIRG's campaign data guru Bill Mahoney—shows the Read More
ALBANY—Retired Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno spent $8,500 in campaign funds on lawyers in December, campaign finance reports show.
The now-consultant's campaign committee sent $5,737 to Maryland-based D.L.A. Piper and $2,757 to the Albany firm of William Dreyer, who is representing Bruno. Bruno has been making these payments for the last Read More
This morning Barack Obama put up a video on his web site to make the unsurprising announcement that he will not participate in the public financing system–a long-expected development.
Here’s the equally unsurprising reaction from John McCain communications director Jill Hazelbaker:
“Today, Barack Obama has revealed himself to be just another Read More
Back in November, state Senator Carl Kruger bussed in a reported 500 people to a city-run information session on the redevelopment of Coney Island, disrupting and ultimately shutting down the meeting in a show of opposition to the plan.
Well, now the expenditure report for Mr. Kruger’s campaign committee has gone online, Read More
John McCain is denouncing the soft-money-funded, pro-McCain ads running in South Carolina, releasing the following statement:
"I have long opposed the use of soft money by independent groups trying to influence elections. It is a position I hold without reservation. Anyone who believes they could assist my campaign by exploiting a loophole in Read More
Here's a clip from yesterday's press conference, where Christine Quinn
and Michael Bloomberg declared that public matching funds for campaigns shouldn't
go to candidates that don't have competitive elections.
Despite the fact that he has always been a self-financed candidate, it's an issue with which Bloomberg is familiar.
Two years ago, he was dragged Read More
Siena Research Institute has a new poll out today about voter attitudes towards some of the biggest legislative initiatives under consideration in Albany.
62 to 32 percent, voters oppose pay raises for lawmakers;
52 to 42 percent, voters support reinstating the death penalty for cop killers;
51 to Read More