UFC's Moves in New York
Much has been made about the UFC and it's lobbying efforts in trying to legalize MMA in the state of New York. New York Magazine gives us an idea of some of the costs they have incurred:
They started their New York offensive last year, hiring the political consultants at Global Strategy Group, a well-connected Democratic firm, and putting a high-powered Albany lobbying firm on $10,000-a-month retainer. They gave $25,000 to the state Democratic Party, another $15,000 to the Assembly Democrats, and have also cut large checks to Republicans.
The magazine then goes on to illuminate the major players who need to be convinced if the sport is to be legalized. The comments from the Governor can't be encouraging. REST OF ARTICLE HERE