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Mayor's Elections Strategy Recalls That of Predecessor

May 19, 2016 - The New York Times

Control of the New York State Senate was at stake. The mayor of New York City threw his weight behind a candidate, and money from powerful unions and wealthy donors poured into party committees that quickly funneled the money to candidates in the hotly contested race.

The contours of that fund-raising strategy have become familiar, as state prosecutors and F.B.I. agents are now investigating an effort led by Mayor Bill de Blasio to channel donations to a group of Democratic candidates arou...