Scott Stringer is raising money from people with ties to his one-time opponent, Eva Moskowitz, who lost the Manhattan borough presidents race to Stringer in 2005 and now runs a charter school Manhattan.
Stringer got $150 from the executive director of Democrats for Education Reform, Joe Williams. The group “only support[s] nonunion charter schools, bash[es] unions and get[s] subsidized by Wall Street hedge-fund managers,” according to the teacher’s union web site.
A board member of the group also co-founded the charter school now run by Moskowitz, in Harlem.
Stringer is the only 2013 candidate Joe Williams donated to, according to campaign records released on Friday.
Stringer also got $2,000 from the president of a school organization that advocates for “longer days” and “higher expectations and increased pay in lieu of tenure.” The organization, Green Dot Public Schools, headed by Gideon Stein, “is one of a handful of charter management organizations that has been able to create a climate of common trust with teachers unions,” Stein’s web site says.
Other interesting donors:
An interested reader noted Joe Germanotta — Lady Gaga’s father — donated $175 to Stringer.
Assemblyman Denny Farrell’s legislative aide, Earnestine Temple, donated $60, as did Farrell’s 2012 campaign, which gave $1,000.
Chairman of Manhattan Media — which publishes City Hall News, The Capitol, Our Town on Manhattan’s East Side and the West Side Spirit on the other side of Manhattan — donated $2,000 to Stringer.
Actress Martina Garcia donated a modest $25. The founder and editor in chief of Women’s eNews, Rita Jensen, donated $30. The editor of Print Magazine, Aaron Kenedi, donated $175.
And during the Weiner scandal — May 27, the day of the errant Tweet, to June 17, the day Weiner resigned — Stringer raised $105,581. That’s roughly the same amount as De Blasio and a little less than Quinn, and about half of Liu.
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