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Quest for COVID Gear Brings $119 Million Deal with de Blasio Donor

NYC to buy 2,000 ventilators and more equipment via Digital Gadgets, a New Jersey firm with a history of trading in QVC hoverboards and Apple laptops.

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De Blasio’s Fairness PAC Doubles Down Over Campaign Spending

In pre-holiday letter to the FEC, the mayor’s camp concedes blowing deadline on $123K reimbursement for presidential polling, but denies breaking law.

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De Blasio’s Presidential Campaign Security Tab Probed

City investigators examine how Mayor Bill de Blasio used taxpayer dollars on the security detail for his presidential campaign.

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Official Demoted Amid Federal Probe of de Blasio Admin Settles for $200K

Geneith Turnbull alleged her pay was cut by $108K after complaining her underling got a raise for protecting the mayor in donor investigation.

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FEC Flags de Blasio Use of State PAC to Fund White House Run

For the second time in four days, the feds ask sharp questions about mayor’s unorthodox sharing of campaign money among multiple committees.

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FEC Raises New Questions Over De Blasio Campaign Spending

The mayor’s federal Fairness PAC may have violated the law by accepting a $123,000 donation from his presidential campaign.

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Developer Pays $10K to Settle De Blasio Dubious Donation Case

The mayor called Douglaston Development about contributing to his now-shuttered nonprofit after the firm notched land and financing from the city.

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Mayor de Blasio’s Post-Presidential Campaign To-Do List

From fixing the public housing mess to diversifying schools to property tax reform, the mayor is returning to a pile of pressing business.

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New Yorkers Give de Blasio His Marching Orders

We spoke city residents with strong ideas on where the mayor should focus his energy, post-campaign. Here’s a sampling of responses.

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The 51 Days of de Blasio’s Campaign Dream

The mayor spent more than seven weeks out of town — and at least $200,000 in taxpayer dollars — during his run. Here’s a look at his travels.

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De Blasio’s Creative Fundraising Outlives His Presidential Hopes

The mayor’s unorthodox PACs, which helped fuel his run, drew new FEC scrutiny Friday. The PACs — and questions dogging de Blasio — aren’t going away.

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State Fines Developers for Their ‘Gifts’ to Mayor de Blasio

On the day the mayor who would be president floated a national campaign finance reform plan, his fundraising tactics trailed him at home once again.

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City OKed Hotel Plan After Developer Hosted de Blasio Fundraiser

The hotel plan, which dates to 2017, was approved days after Michael Cheng and associates brought in big bucks for de Blasio’s PAC, records show.

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‘Tallman’ De Blasio Used Private Email for First 16 Months in Office

The mayor often relied on his personal account for public business, records show. Meanwhile, his promised email retention policy hasn’t surfaced.

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Complaint Hits de Blasio on Campaign Finance ‘Shell Game’

A nonpartisan watchdog group cites THE CITY’s reporting in FEC complaint charging the mayor flouted federal campaign donation and spending rules.

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Hotel Owners Seeking City Hall Help Threw a $90K de Blasio Fundraiser

The Chelsea Hotel team, which needs approval for renovations, collected checks for the mayor from Barry Diller, Diane von Furstenberg and others.

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Bill de Blasio’s PACs for Dems Helped His Run, Records Show

The mayor’s federal and state political action committees have spent nearly $1.2 million — but only $200,000 went to other candidates or committees.

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De Blasio 2017 Campaign Fined for Employee Violations

Mayor’s reelection effort failed to pay coverage for family leave, workers’ comp and disability — aid his presidential bid wants to make nationwide.

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Chelsea Hotel Steers Donations to de Blasio While Seeking Construction OK

The historic hotel’s owners helped raise $57,400 for the mayor’s presidential campaign and PACs while trying for approval of overhaul tenants oppose.

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MAYORAL MATH: De Blasio Claims Campaign Video Isn’t a Campaign Expense

The video was paid for by a state PAC the mayor used for fundraising and spending before his presidential run — an approach that’s raised questions.