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Cox: WFP Under Fire, Cuomo Stays on Sidelines

Albany, NY….March 4, 2010 – Over the last decade, the Working Families Party (WFP) has become a force in New York politics, endorsing Democratic candidates for State-wide office, including Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. WFP is accused of using its non-profit status illegally to circumvent political contribution limits in order to funnel money to select liberal Democratic candidates in primaries and general elections, providing unfair advantages that were hidden from voters. While the United States Attorney’s Office has already launched an investigation into WFP for violation of Federal laws, characteristically, Attorney General Cuomo has refused to investigate WFP’s potential illegal activities, which may violate state law. “The State Attorney General’s office has a responsibility to investigate non-profits to ensure their practices are legitimate and in compliance with stringent regulations,” Chairman Ed Cox said. “The public has a right to know all the facts about the WFP, and as Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo should be leading an aggressive inquiry into the WFP’s alleged illegal activities. I urge him to act now to begin a full and thorough investigation into the organization. November can’t come soon enough for the growing number of New Yorkers looking forward to leaving the abuses of the last four years behind and to ending the culture of corruption in Albany.”

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