Public Advocate Jumaane Williams was awarded nearly $1 million in city taxpayer dollars for his re-election campaign on Thursday — but critics claim he can use the cash to help launch a run for governor instead.
The city’s Campaign Finance Board said Thursday that Williams is eligible to pocket $959,093 in public matching funds for his public advocate re-election campaign.
But the former Brooklyn city councilman faces only token opposition in the race and is widely expected to prevail in November.
Critics said Williams can instead use the money to promote himself as he mulls a run for governor.
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