The de Blasio Fundraising Investigation Reaches Western New York

From Ryan Whelan in Capital Tonight:

“Republicans in western New York are filing complaints to the Board of Elections to have the races from 2014 in their areas investigated for wrongdoing as well. 

The investigation centers around money funneled to candidates thought the Putnam and Ulster County Democratic Committees but also makes mention of candidates Ted O’Brien in Monroe County and Marc Panepinto in Erie.

“No formal complaint had been made and therefore they weren’t examining it,” said Monroe County Republican Chairman Bill Reilich. “We’re pursuing that.”

Reilich’s committee said Wednesday it wants the Board of Elections to investigate the O’Brien race as well.

“The Republican Party will just send a letter to the Board of Elections asking them to review it and if there’s no wrongdoing then so be it and if there’s an issue then we all need to play on the same fair playing field,” Reilich said.”



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