One of the big local stories going around in the NYC metro area is the lifting of a campaign donation cap in New York state by a federal court. Prior to lifting this ban, donors could not contribute more than $150,000 per year.
Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon, a mining industry company head, wished to donate $200,000 to Lhota's campaign, and brought the lawsuit.
Currently, Lhota trails frontrunner Bill DiBlasio by just about 45 points. It's doubtful that all the money a Carpeteabagger, especially an anti-labor one, can funnel into the race would result in a Lhota victory. If McCutcheon wants to piss hundreds of thousands of dollars down the Lhota drain, let him do it.
Of course, the prospect of unlimited campaign contributions is much more worrisome in the context of next year's midterm House elections. Hopefully, the sheer odiousness of the Tea Party House candidates will nullify the money advantage.