Campaign contributions spark a battle in Westchester County executive race
The race for Westchester County executive has shifted into high gear with a battle over campaign contributions.
The Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, now admits he did receive a $400 contribution from the owner of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. Astorino repeatedly denied receiving any money from Entergy, the owner of the Indian Point. Also, a financial disclosure statement revealed that Astorino got a contribution from ENPAC, an Entergy-backed political action committee. Westchester County Executive Andy Spano received a contribution from ENPAC as well.
Whether the nuclear power plant should shut down or stay open has become a controversial issue dividing the two candidates. Spano wants the plant to close, while Astorino believes it should stay open.
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