Watchdog Groups Cry Foul. 4 good government groups are calling for an investigation of Cuomo’s payment of spokesman Rick Azzopardi from campaign funds. The League of Women Voters, Common Cause, Reinvent Albany, and NY Public Interest Research Group are all demanding an inquiry into alleged wrongdoing. Cuomo controls an 18 Million Dollar campaign coffer. Under state law such funds shall not be used for any person that is unrelated to a political campaign or holding of public office. Long time pit bull Azzopardi has been paid from the slush fund since his boss’ resignation. This is further evidence of unethical abusive practice. Watchdog Groups Cry Foul. They are entitled to answers about this latest breach of public trust !!