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Catharine Young Re-elected!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Catharine Young has been re-elected to the New York State Senate. This is unsurprising, because she was running unopposed.

But why would an unopposed candidate need over $400,000 in campaign contributions (over $100,000 of which came from the real estate industry alone)? And more importantly, what exactly did she do with the money (which exceeds her salary by over 400%)?

Influence Explorer: Catharine Young

Source: influenceexplorer.com

It’s worth noting that Rose Associates, LLC (which represents the owners of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village property) and several other landlords are listed as her top campaign contributors.