CFB puts matching funds for mayoral candidate Donovan on hold over possible violations

The city’s Campaign Finance Board is weighing a possible violation against mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan after a political action committee called New Start NYC bought up $2.74 million in television ad time to promote his campaign.

The former Housing and Urban Development secretary may not get a matching funds program payment in the meantime until it is decided whether or not a violation did occur, according to the CFB — making him, at least for now, one of the only frontrunners left out of the public funds payment issued on Thursday.

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