The Real Deal New York

RE moguls gave 10 times more to Senate GOP than Dems

SL Green, Extell, Glenwood among big supporters of Republicans in state Senate races

November 17, 2014 06:10PM

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From left: Leonard Litwin and Andrew Cuomo

Glenwood Management CEO Leonard Litwin, the biggest contributor to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s victorious re-election campaign, was also the top donor for the state Senate races. Of the $1.5 million he donated, 79 percent helped Republicans while 9 percent helped Democrats. An analysis by Capital New York showed that Cuomo’s 25 top donors contributed six times as much to help elect Republicans to the Senate as they did to similar effort to help Democrats. Other real estate giants such as Extell Development, SL Green, the LeFrak Organization, Rudin Management and the Related Companies gave $887,700 helping Republicans, Capital New York reported. This figure is 10 times what they spent on Democrat candidates. Litwin, a 100-year-old investor, was also the biggest donor to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s re-election campaigns, as previously reported. [Capital NY]Mark Maurer

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