Watchdog group files complaint accusing de Blasio of flouting FEC rules


The Campaign Legal Center filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing the mayor’s camp of circumventing contribution limits by routing additional cash through a pair of political action committees. The committees, the federal Fairness PAC and the state NY Fairness PAC, were ostensibly created by the mayor to help elect other Democrats in New York and around the country. However, by employing the organizations for his own presidential run, the mayor was able to tap into a six-figure pot of money unavailable to candidates exploring a bid for the White House through traditional avenues.

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