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Jacobs accused of violating campaign rules

Amber Small filed a complaint with the BoE
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Posted at 9:18 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 23:59:51-04

Republican State Senate Candidate Chris Jacobs is once again under fire for campaign contributions.

His opponent, Amber Small, filed a complaint with the Board of Elections for contributions from hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb.

Small’s campaign argues Loeb made an $18,000 donation in September, which they say exceeded the maximum contribution limits.

“The contribution was made after the primary, on Chris Jacobs's 32-day pre-general election disclosure with the New York State Board of Elections. New York campaign finance laws limits contributions to $7,000 for the primary and $11,000 for the general election. By accepting an $18,000 contribution well after the primary, Jacobs has violated state campaign finance laws,” Small’s campaign said in a news release.

Jacobs’ campaign flatly refutes the accusations.

“The donation my opponent references is within the legal limits prescribed by state law,” Jacobs’ campaign said in an email to 7 Eyewitness News.