"Guess who’s going to pass the mic to Daniel this Monday," reads the emailed invite sent out to supporters of state Sen. Daniel Squadron who is running in the Democratic Primary for public advocate. “Join special guest Adam “Ad-Rock" Horovitz of the Beastie Boys for drinks, food, and music in support of Daniel and his campaign for Public Advocate this Monday, August 5th."
The campaign event will take place on August 5 at Bowery Station at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $100, “young professionals" pay $50 and “hosts" have to pay $500.
Squadron might need the help from a culturual icon like Horovitz if the recent Young Democrats Straw Poll is any indication. Councilwoman Tish James won the poll with 46 percent of the vote in the four-way race for public advocate. Squadron only pulled in 16 percent.
Here are the full results of the Young Democrats’ straw poll:
Manhattan Borough President
Brooklyn Borough President
Queens Borough President
Staten Island Borough President
Brooklyn District Attorney