Friday, October 3, 2014

Big real estate $$ trying to defeat pro-tenant candidates

Michael McKee writes: "All three of the Democratic candidates that the Real Estate Board of
New York (REBNY) is targeting for defeat are pro-tenant, and are priorities for Tenants PAC. "

Crain's Insider

REBNY jumps into Senate battle


OCTOBER 2, 2014 4:32 P.M.

Jobs for New York Inc., an outside spending group that poured $8 million into New York City’s 2013 elections, is now poised to help Republicans in the high-stakes battle for the state Senate, records show.
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The treasurer of the new state-level group is William Auerbach, the chief financial officer for the Real Estate Board of New York, which ran the 2013 city-election effort for the real estate industry. On Wednesday, records show, Jobs for New York's city-level committee transferred nearly $9,000 in leftover funds into its new state-level unit.

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