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Mayor de Blasio says it was okay for him to set up a shadow government to "get the message out", but that greater restrictions should be in place so no one can imitate him.

"Mayor de Blasio on Friday staunchly defended setting up a controversial nonprofit that took large contributions from special interests to advance his agenda, saying he was following the broken “laws of the game.”

"De Blasio said he set up the Campaign for One New York because the lack of spending limits in politics necessitates funding to get the message out — even though he’d prefer greater restrictions."--Yoav Gonen, the New York Post

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