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Big-spender Trump's campaign donations expose a tightfisted side

ALBANY, N.Y. Biggest. Best. Classiest. Maybe a little cheap. Donald Trump, a maestro of ego and Republican presidential frontrunner, brags about political donations, but gives a slim fraction of the cash tossed around by other New York bigwigs. "When they call, I give," Trump said at the Republican debate this month. "And you know what? When I need something from them, two years, three years later, I call them. They are there for me." But he doesn't give much. In Trump's hometown, he's given only about $144,000 to candidates since 1989, filings show. The developer and his associated companies have given $710,000 to state politicians and committees...

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