Two-faced de Blasio changes tune on campaign-finance system


He’s complaining now about the city’s campaign-finance system, but Mayor de Blasio made sure a decade ago that the system would work — for him.

As a City Council member in 2005, de Blasio sponsored a bill that requires the Campaign Finance Board to treat affiliates of unions as separate entities, allowing each local chapter to donate at the $4,950 maximum rate.

It’s that piece of legislation that allowed UNITE HERE — a union formerly run by the mayor’s cousin John Wilhelm — to pump more than $77,000 into de Blasio’s 2013 mayoral campaign from chapters as far away as Honolulu.

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