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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Bill Mahoney 518 817-3738
Russ Haven 518 436-0876
TALE OF THE TAPE: DONALD TRUMP’S NEW YORK STATE POLITICAL ACTIVITY
Recent stories have pointed out Donald Trump’s proclivity for donating large amounts of money to candidates
for federal office.1 However, the total he has donated to New York State campaign committees since 1999 -
$595,636.66 – is close to the amount he has given at the federal level since 1990 - $708,500. This massive
amount has been made possible by New York’s loophole-ridden campaign finance laws, which let individuals
give massive amounts. State campaign finance records show that $395,391.66 of this money has gone to
Democrats, compared to $172,150 to Republicans.
Noteworthy: the $250,000 fine on Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts in 20002 is the second largest civil penalty fine
ever imposed by the state lobby commissions.
TEN LARGEST RECIPIENTS OF DONALD TRUMP’S NEW YORK STATE DONATIONS
Candidate/ Party Committee Since 1999
State Democratic Committee (Housekeeping and Reporting) $116,000.00
Senate Republican Campaign Committee (Housekeeping and Reporting) $83,000.00
Andrew Cuomo $64,000.00
Alan Hevesi $45,000.00
Eliot Spitzer $41,000.00
Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (Housekeeping and Reporting) $35,600.00
Kathleen Rice $32,500.00
Jeanine Pirro $20,000.00
Eric Schneiderman $12,500.00
Joseph Bruno $12,500.00
See, e.g., http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/04/16/2011-04-
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