Independent Democrats donate to Dem challenger
July 16th, 2012
I reported earlier this year that Albany County legislator Shawn Morse, the man challenging Senate Democrats’ deputy minority leader Sen. Neil Breslin, had been in talks with the Independent Democratic Conference.
Today filings reveal that the IDC and its leader, state Sen. Jeff Klein, are ready to put their money where their mouths are when it comes to challenging incumbent Democrats. The IDC donated $9,300 to Morse and Klein donated $9,300 from his campaign war chest.
“It’s really nothing personal about Neil,”ť Klein told Fred Dicker on Talk 1300 AM earlier today. “This is about growing the IDC. There’s no secret that we want to add members.”
Breslin issued a news release attacking his challenger and Klein.
“My opponent has taken a significant sum of money from Republican backed Senator Jeff Klein,” he said. “How can the residents of our communities trust an individual who claims he is working for them when he is, in fact, taking money from Republicans whose main focus is protecting the wealthy on the backs of New York’s struggling working families? When it comes to voting in the Senate, who will he be beholden to? This is a man who changes his party affiliation at will for personal political gain.”By David King on July 16, 2012, 2:33 pm
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