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NYC Investor Spent $1.5 Million on June Democratic Voter Push

  • More than 22,000 New York voters switched their affiliation
  • Lisa Blau-backed group targeted registration for primary
Lisa and Jeff Blau
Lisa and Jeff BlauPhotographer: Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images

More than 22,500 New Yorkers switched to the Democratic Party amid a $1.5 million campaign led by venture capitalist Lisa Blau to persuade Republicans and unaffiliated voters to register for the June mayoral primary.

Real estate and finance leaders in New York, including Blau’s husband Jeff, chief executive officer of Related Cos., are pushing to elect a moderate mayor to succeed Bill de Blasio.