Potential 2021 mayoral rivals clash on campaign finance rules

Andrew Weber
June 11, 2019 - 10:02 am
NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Both City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and City Comptroller Scott Stringer are considering running for mayor in 2021, and Stringer is already accusing Johnson of making last minute adjustments to campaign finance legislation to improve Johnson’s position in the race.

Stringer, who has been eyeing the mayor’s office for years, has built up a bigger campaign fund than Johnson.

The legislation in the works was amended so that candidates like Stringer would have to return thousands of dollars in donations if they want to take advantage of increased taxpayer support in the form of campaign matching funds.

Both Stringer and Johnson plan to take part in that program.

Johnson had only raised $210 for his campaign at last report, while Stringer had raised more than $1 million.

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