Bill Mahoney at NYPIRG put together a list this morning of individuals and entities that have given over $50,000 to candidates or committees in New York State.
According to Mr. Mahoney, many of the people on the list use various loopholes to get around the state’s limits on campaign giving.
In all, there are 127 entities that gave more than $50,000, chief among them Leonard Litwin, the retiring real estate executive that The Post profiled this week. Other big ticket givers include the state’s teacher’s union, who gave the bulk of their money to the Working Families Party, a trial lawyer’s political action committee (who mostly fund Assembly Democrats) and Henry Sanders, who left over half-a-million dollars to the State Conservative Party in his will.
The full list is below: Read More