Exclusive: Campaign Season Arroyo Mailing Violates Rules | Arroyo Watch


The folks at Arroyo Watch just sounded the alarm on a taxpayer financed political mailing by embattled CM Maria Aguirre (aka “del Carmen Arroyo) who is seeking a 3rd term in office. Aguirre-Arroyo is challenged by neophyte candidate, Bronx entrepreneur & activist, Julio Pabón.

Arroyo Watch: There are serious regulations about how and when lawmakers can use public dollars to send mail if they’re running in an upcoming election.

The newsletter contains four photographs showing Arroyo. But the rules do not allow this.

Read more at http://arroyowatch.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/exclusive-campaign-season-arroyo-mailing-violates-rules/

My update: The NYC Campaign Finance Bd (CFB) rules offer “budget” & “other geographic areas” exceptions to political season mailings. The Arroyo City Council mailer clearly states in boldprint: “BUDGET” in 3 separate places. (The 4 photo captions may be questionable.)

It’s legal but like all things rotten, it stinks.

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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