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Politics and Government

Meet the partisans in this 'nonpartisan' good government group

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Stephen Nessen
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WNYC News
Reclaim New York's executive director, Brandon Muir, in the group's Manhattan office.

Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway and Long Island billionaire Robert Mercer launched a group called Reclaim New York even before they helped put Donald Trump in the White House. Mercer's daughter Rebekah, also a conservative powerhouse, is active in setting policy.

Reclaim people say Bannon and Conway are no longer involved. They insist the group is a nonpartisan good-government watchdog that should be judged on its work, not its board members. But records show their staff are all the same political persuasion as their founders. 

Click here to find part one of this two-part series.

This story was reported and produced by WNYC Radio.