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Today's Lead Story: Liu At A Crossroads

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Democratic mayoral candidate John Liu is scheduled to appear before the city's Campaign Finance Board this morning to learn whether he will be denied over $3.5 million in public matching funds. The Wall Street Journal reported that the board's staff recently sent a letter to Liu's campaign advising that "they are inclined to make an unfavorable recommendation." Losing the money would likely hobble -- or at least injure -- Liu's bid for mayor.

Questions around his campaign's fundraising tactics have hounded the candidate. His former campaign treasurer and a former fundraiser were convicted of fraud charges this past spring.

Supporters of Liu, currently serving as the city's comptroller, are planning to rally outside the board's headquarters during the public meeting that is set to get underway at 9 a.m. A live video stream of the meeting can be viewed here.

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