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Report: Finance Board Recommendation Could Cripple John Liu’s Bid For Mayor

'There Have Been Number Of Curveballs Thrown At Me During This Campaign'
New York City Comptroller John Liu on the steps of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

New York City Comptroller John Liu on the steps of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York mayoral candidate John Liu said Friday that the city Campaign Finance Board staff has recommended denying him public matching funds.

The board is expected to consider the recommendation on Monday. If it denies the funds, Liu’s campaign would be severely hampered financially.

Liu told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond that he has dodged a number of curveballs during his current campaign.

“There have been a number of curveballs thrown at me during this campaign, and every one of them has served to try to distract me, but there is nothing that is going to derail this campaign,” he said. “We go full speeding ahead. We are going to win the election and change this city.”

He said his campaign has complied with all the requirements.

A board spokesman declined to comment until the board makes its determination.

Liu has had to contend with the recent convictions of a former campaign worker and a former fundraiser on charges of scheming to circumvent donation limits. Liu was never charged with any wrongdoing and denied knowing anything about his ex-aides’ alleged conspiracy.

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