NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has fired back, one day after an outside group made up of union members and others launched a million-dollar anti-Quinn ad campaign.
Quinn said lawyers will decide if the newly registered political action committee New York City is Not For Sale violated any campaign finance rules. The group’s first ad charges that the mayoral front-runner has a record of cutting back-room deals to gain political clout.
“You’re simply not allowed to put ads on television or anywhere else that distort the truth and make factually incorrect claims, one. Two, this independent expenditure is an attempt to circumvent the gold standard campaign finance system we have in this city,” Quinn told reporters including WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane on Tuesday. “Whether they’ve threaded the needle legally or not is not really the question. This is a question about is this appropriate, should it be occurring.”