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Amedore responds to contribution charges

May 20, 2015 12:03 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200"] George Amedore, from NY State Senate website.[/caption]

William J. Kemble in The Daily Freeman reports that State Sen. George Amedore (R-Rotterdam) is standing by the campaign contributions that helped him win his seat last November, after four activist groups objected to him receiving money from Glenwood Management, a company tied to the current scandals in Albany involving Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos. “All of my contributions were within the election laws and were all very transparent [and] reported,” said Amedore, whose district includes part of Ulster, Albany, and other counties, and all of Greene County. “Individuals, corporations, LLCs, organizations all have their right to donate to their campaigns of choice.” Citizen Action of New York, the Labor Religion Coalition of New York State, the People’s Empowerment Project, and End the New Jim Crow Action Network agreed that it is known who donated to Amedore's campaign. “An analysis of Sen. Amedore’s campaign finance records shows that he received $99,600 from the same developer involved in both the Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos corruption schemes,” the groups wrote. “Amedore also benefitted from major independent expenditure spending by the Glenwood-backed Jobs for New York PAC during the 2014 election, which spent $840,918 in just the month before the election to help elect Amedore.” The Senator defeated Cecilia Tkaczyk (D-Duanesburg) last November. Tkaczyk currently hosts a weekly program on WGXC. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.
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