Nonprofit files complaint alleging de Blasio may have violated campaign finance rules

The Hill

The Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit that works to counteract the influence of money in politics, alleged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential campaign could have broken campaign finance rules, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday. The nonprofit's complaint to the Federal Election Commission alleges de Blasio raised money through two PACs — Fairness PAC and NY Fairness PAC — that then helped finance his travel to early primary states before he formally launched his candidacy. According to the group, at least 25 donors donated to the two PACs and then also donated the maximum $2,800 allowed to the de Blasio campaign after he launched his candidacy.

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