De Blasio accused of violating campaign finance rules by ethics watchdog
An ethics watchdog accused New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a 2020 presidential Opens a New Window. hopeful, of concocting a “shell game” and accepting tens of thousands of dollars in excessive campaign contributions from wealthy donors. The Campaign Legal Center, a non-partisan organization, asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate de Blasio’s campaign, “which left voters in the dark about the extent and sources of the candidate’s support.” “By concocting this shell game, de Blasio allowed donors to give above and beyond legal contribution limits by routing money through a federal and state PAC, in apparent violation of federal campaign finance law,” CLC said in a news release on Wednesday.
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