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Advocates call for reforms after NY scandal

The latest in a long string of New York political scandals shows the ongoing need to remove money from Albany politics, advocates for campaign finance reform said.Full story

NY Democratic state senator allegedly paid GOP boss to ballot waiver

  The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd takes a “deep dive”  look into the ongoing New York political scandal involving State Senator Malcolm Smith bribing his way onto the ballot for Mayor. New York One’s Errol Louis joins for an in-depth look.

Lawmaker accused of bribes in NYC mayor race plot

For the politically ambitious, running as a Republican is sometimes the best way a Democrat can increase his electoral odds in New York City's crowded mayoral race. Now, a federal prosecutor says one Democratic state lawmaker went too far by offering GOP bosses bribes in order to get on their ballot Full story

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New York State Senator Malcolm Smith leaves with his attorney Gerald L. Shargel after appearing in United States Court in White Plains, New York
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New York State Senator Malcolm Smith leaves with his attorney Gerald L. Shargel after appearing in United States Court in White Plains, New York, April 2, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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New York State Senator Malcolm Smith leaves United States Court after appearing in court in White Plains, New York

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