NYC Judge Rejects Attempt To Dodge Campaign Funding Law

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT) -- New York City's campaign finance law, which sharply limits how much donors can give in an effort, among other things, to cut back on "pay to play" arrangements between contractors and candidates, applies to office-seekers who opt out of taking matching funds, a Manhattan trial judge said Friday, rejecting a mayoral candidate's bid to skirt the city's rules in favor of higher state limits.

Judge Kathryn E. Freed's ruling turns aside a bid by Republican mayoral candidate George McDonald — the former apparel industry executive and...
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