IDC Campaign Account Ruled Illegal By State Supreme Court

From Thursday’s news, David Lombardo reported in the Times Union “(a) fundraising agreement between a statewide third party and the state Senate’s now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference has been deemed invalid by a state Supreme Court justice.

The 2016 arrangement with the Independence Party boosted then-IDC Leader Jeff Klein’s ability to raise and spend campaign money, as the new account was able to accept six-figure campaign donations and transfer unlimited amounts to candidates. The increased fundraising muscle was flexed in 2016 and had been expected to play a pivotal role in September, when the eight former members of the conference may face Democratic primaries.”

 

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