Maybe Mayor de Blasio was too busy campaigning to read how a loophole in the city's Campaign Finance Board has allowed a powerful lobbying firm to stay under the radar as one of his fund-raisers.
Constantinople & Vallone steered $60,900 in campaign cash to de Blasio, but was not required to be listed as a fundraiser with the city's finance board, the Daily News reported Sunday.
The mayor said he hadn’t read it.
"I haven't seen that story specifically," he told Rita Cosby on 77 WABC when asked about the News’ story.
Under the city's campaign-finance law, city candidates must detail the names of their fund-raisers and how much they raised to the city's Campaign Finance Board.
But Constantinople & Vallone is not listed online as a de Blasio fund-raiser because the firm was on host committees for campaign-sponsored events. Hosts are not deemed intermediaries or fund-raisers if the campaign covers the event.
The money raised was listed on obscure filings with the City Clerk's Lobbying Bureau.