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Governor Andrew Cuomo said he has a “role to play” in raising public awareness about the need for the state to pass public financing of elections.
The announcement comes as unlimited sums of money have poured into the presidential race, and after Cuomo himself has benefited from loosely restricted contributions and expenditures from supportive parties and individuals.
During the 2010 campaign, Cuomo said he wanted contribution limits to campaigns lowered, but declined to go into the details, saying he didn’t want to negotiate in the press.
One question about the governor’s new commitment to campaign finance reform is how it will impact his close relationship with the super PAC-like Committee to Save New York, a pro-business, pro-Cuomo group that is the largest lobbying organization in the state. In his new “role,” will Cuomo lead by example?