Anti-super PAC group gets new leader
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Former New York gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout will take the reigns of  the super-PAC meant to advocate for the destruction of all super-PACs, the group announced Monday.

She’ll replace Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig, who is an avowed supporter of campaign finance reform, as CEO of Mayday PAC.

"Private financing of elections is the enemy of democracy. Americans know it, but politicians are far too silent and like to deflect the conversation elsewhere,” she said in a statement.

“At Mayday, we directly confront power and corruption and refuse to allow the plague of silence and lip-treatment to propagate fundamental corruption.”

Teachout praised Lessig’s “extraordinary legacy [that] includes his lack of fear.”

“We will speak out against silence and corruption in the 2016 election starting today,” she added.

Lessig started the crowd-funded super-PAC in 2014 to destroy its own kind, the “super-PAC to end all super-PAcs.” While it raised more than $11 million during the cycle, the group lost most of the races it played in.  

This time around, both Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE (I-Vt.) are touting campaign finance reform on the trail, with Sanders going the extra step of refusing to bless any super-PAC.

Before joining Mayday, Teachout ran an underdog campaign against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) but lost by almost 30 points.