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Emails Show de Blasio's 2017 Campaign Coordinated with City Hall Staff

Emails Show de Blasio's 2017 Campaign Coordinated with City Hall Staff

City hall staffers regularly coordinated with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2017 re-election campaign, according to emails released Thursday.

Sal Albanese, a Democrat who lost to de Blasio in 2017, said, “It’s clear the mayor used City Hall staff to bolster his campaign fundraising, including having high-level city officials hobnob with potential big donors and made attempts to hide it.”

In December 2016, de Blasio asked his campaign and City Hall staff to coordinate a meeting with a donor and tried to include a deputy mayor in the fundraising effort.

“Steve Mostyn is in town from Dallas,” de Blasio wrote to his City Hall scheduler and deputy finance director.

“Mayor wants an hour w him and wants Herminia to stop by to say hi at the front of [sic] back end,” wrote his campaign finance director, Elana Leopold, in reference to then Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Hermania Palacio.

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