The NYT on why Margarita got nixed:
“The board declined her request to match $115,933 in contributions, saying Ms. Lopez had failed to resolve discrepancies in statements she filed during her 2001 Council race.
“‘I have been having a dispute with them since 2001,’ she said. ‘And I have given them everything they’ve requested from me – every single document. But they have not given me a final answer.'”