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Squadron Calls in a Beastie Boy

by David Howard King, Jul 31, 2013

"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: 

Albanese 2%
DeBlasio 30%
Liu 24%
Quinn 16%
Salgado 1%
Thompson 19%
Weiner 7%
Write-In 2%

Spitzer 39%
Stringer 61%

Public Advocate
Guerriero 6%
James 46%
Saujani 32%
Squadron 16%

Manhattan Borough President 
Brewer 22%
Jackson 12%
Lappin 15%
Menin 52%

Brooklyn Borough President 
Adams 96%
Gangemi 4%

Queens Borough President 
Avella 13%
Katz 59%
Vallone 28%

Staten Island Borough President 
Liedy 80%
Luthmann 20%

Brooklyn District Attorney 
Hynes 35%
Thompson 65%

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