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Reclaim New York scales back, reduces staff

Reclaim New York, an advocacy group backed by conservative investor Robert Mercer, is reducing its footprint and staff, the group announced on Tuesday in a statement.

The group in its statement said it was going through a “period of re-evaluation” of its activities.

“Given the scale of the challenges, and our own commitment to fiscal responsibility, we are reevaluating Reclaim’s role in the engagement of citizens and our staff in holding government accountable,” Reclaim New York said in a statement.

“To that end, we have determined to pause daily programming and to reduce our workforce. We intend to migrate to more of a web-based operation rather than a fully staffed field operation.”

Reclaim New York had been linked to Mercer, a computer scientist and hedge investor who has been linked to a variety of conservative causes along with his daughter, Rebecca Mercer. The group also had ties to Steve Bannon, the former advisor to President Donald Trump.

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