Statement from Ed Cox on public campaign finance in the Comptroller’s race

ALBANY…NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement after Comptroller Tom DiNapoli stated that he will no opt-in to public campaign financing:

“After Comptroller DiNapoli did his job by pointing out that the Governor’s sham projected budget surplus is actually a $3.4 billion deficit, and that the Governor used $700 million in one-shot budget gimmicks to balance the budget this year, Andrew Cuomo responded by subjecting Comptroller DiNapoli to public campaign finance.

“Public campaign finance advocates promise heaven but deliver hell: look no further than New York City, where a political Campaign Finance Board cleared the Democratic primary field for Bill de Blasio by arbitrarily denying matching funds to John Liu and Bill Thompson.”