“With two weeks remaining before Election Day, advocates for creating a system of public financing for state elections are preparing to funnel at least $600,000 into two State Senate races in an effort to make money in politics a more prominent campaign issue.
“Two outside groups, one started by a son of the billionaire financier George Soros and the other by the husband of the Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, are preparing to show television advertisements in the Hudson Valley and Buffalo area to promote candidates who favor tightening the state’s campaign fund-raising rules. Other advocates are planning a statewide tour, the Caravan of Corruption, to highlight Albany’s long history of ethical transgressions. Some progressive leaders are urging Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to take a more active role in supporting candidates who favor public financing of campaigns.”