This Common Cause New York report reads, in part, 'From January 2005 to February 2012, hedge funds, hedge fund executives, and their immediate family members made 3,552 campaign contributions to state and local candidates in New York. These contributions amount to $23.4 million dollars. Only $500,000 of this money came directly from hedge funds as corporate donors. The rest came from the fund managers, executives, and immediate family members donating as individuals.'
READ: Common Cause New York Report: Playing the Influence Market; Analysis of Hedge Fund Campaign Contributions in New York State