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Trump fundraiser Stephen Ross-backed super PAC helps defeat progressives in NYC elections


A super PAC funded largely by billionaire Stephen Ross racked up a winning record in New York’s city council primaries, a sharp reminder of how powerful the real estate industry remains in the Big Apple’s electoral politics.

The group, Common Sense NYC, raised over $2 million since December. Nearly half of that came from Ross, who is chairman of real estate giant Related Companies, the owner of the Miami Dolphins and a fundraiser for former President Donald Trump.

The PAC spent over $550,000 attacking mainly progressive Democrats, including some who were backed by the Democratic Socialists of America, New York City Campaign Finance Board records show. The PAC continued to invest into…


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