De Blasio’s campaign committee still paying firm over a year later — NYPost.com


The NY Post is reporting that records show “Mayor de Blasio’s 2013 campaign committee has continued to pay big bucks for services from a prominent public-relations firm more than a year after the mayoral race ended.”

According to the NY Post story:

“Campaign experts who reviewed the payments at The Post’s request said they were puzzled by the need for those types of services and expenses so long after the election.

The New Yorkers for de Blasio committee earmarked $45,000 for the Brooklyn arm of DC-based Hilltop Public Solutions between January and July 2015 — including four months each of $10,000 in billings, according to state campaign filings.

During the first six months immediately after the campaign ended — the busiest part of the wind-down — Hilltop was paid a lesser $37,500 for its role.

“It doesn’t make any sense,” said one campaign- finance expert who insisted on anonymity out of concern about speaking out against the mayor. “It definitely doesn’t look like they should be paying that kind of money.” [Read more here.]

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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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