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.  

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