Zuffa contributed $35,000 to New York legislators since January 2013

July 16, 2013

New York’s The Citizen (Cayuga County) reports that Zuffa contributed $35,000 to New York state legislators according to the latest released campaign finance filings.

In addition to the various legislators supporting the bill to legalize MMA it also contributed $104,000 to the re-election campaign of Andrew Cuomo for the 2014 cycle.

According to the state filings, Zuffa contributed to the following from January 2013 to July 15, 2013:

Committee to Re-elect Assemblyman Joe Morelle (Democrat) – $2,500

Friends of Carl E. Heastie (Democratic State Assembly)- $500

Friends of Francisco Moya (Democratic State Assembly) – $500

Jeff Klein for New York (Democratic State Senator) – $5,000

New York State Democratic Senate Campaign Committee – $5,000 (Feb. 2013)

New York State Democratic Senate Campaign Committee – $10,000 (July 2013)

Republican Assembly Campaign Committee – $2,000

Friends of Joe Griffo (Democratic State Senator) – $2,500

Friends of Mike Gianaris (Democratic State Senator) – $1,000

Friends of Noam Bramson (County Executive) – $1,000

New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee – $5,000

Morelle and Griffo sponsored the MMA bill.

H/t:  Robnashville

Payout Perspective:

With the recent release of information that it spent $620,000 last year on lobbying activities, another $35,000 in the last six and a half months for New York and another $104,000 to the governor’s re-election campaign, Zuffa could near almost $1 million in less than two years alone.  The spending has ramped up but has it seen anything for its investment?

5 Responses to “Zuffa contributed $35,000 to New York legislators since January 2013”

  1. Tops of on July 16th, 2013 7:58 PM

    Desperate times calls for desperate measures…..no ROI lol….

  2. Aintitthetruth on July 16th, 2013 10:31 PM

    At least Zuffa lowballs politicians as well as its fighters.

  3. Machiel Van on July 17th, 2013 1:35 PM

    That’s really not a lot of money as far as lobbying is concerned.

  4. AK on July 18th, 2013 3:11 AM

    Hmm, PERFECT logic. Keep donating to shameless Dems who are virtually universally all in bed with the scumbag unions as well! Then again, Dana already sold his soul to Harry Reid. Dan, every hear the saying “you play in mud, you get dirty”?

  5. aintitthetruth on July 20th, 2013 3:13 PM

    dems are the lesser of two evils. They can’t be called fascist like the republicans by definition.

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