New York Struggles to Regain Unspent Matching Funds

July 6, 2010  |  

(NYT) — Few cities are as generous as New York when it comes to matching political contributions raised by candidates for public office.  In big election years, the city has given anywhere from $4 million to $42 million to candidates in an effort to limit the influence of special interests and level the playing field for candidates of modest means.

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