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Trump donors also giving to Hochul

Mar 28, 2022 2:02 pm

Michelle Del Rey reports in the Times Union that billionaire donors to former President Donald Trump are also giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul, according to an analysis constructed by LittleSis, a grassroots watchdog network. The rich real estate moguls and entrepreneurs gave Hochul's campaign $867,000, part of the $21.9 million in campaign donations Hochul has received. Hochul donors also gave $3.2 million to Donald J Trump for President, Trump Victory, and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee. Hochul so far has been given $4.6 million from real estate interests. Jess Wisneski, co-executive director of Citizen Action of New York, worries what those donations bought. "It felt like Kathy Hochul’s housing policy in the executive budget was basically a replica of what Cuomo has done in the past," Wisneski said. "It’s just nothing in comparison to the dramatic needs of New Yorkers and the housing crisis, at all different levels. Everything from tenant protections, like Good Cause Eviction, but also the building of affordable units." Read more about this story in the Times Union.