In a fundraising solicitation for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee yesterday evening, Rep. Joe Crowley opened the request by declaring, “Every New Yorker should know about this.”
What does every New Yorker need to know about? Why it’s a Wall Street Journal report of former Governor George Pataki opening up a Super PAC to impact New York’s Congressional races.
“The new Republican Super PAC is named ‘Tipping Point,’ which is ironic considering these New York House races could be the tipping point that throws Republicans out of the Majority,” wrote Mr. Crowley.
(Mr. Pataki may have been considering New York’s importance in losing/keeping the Republican majority himself when he named it.)
One of the email’s chief complaints is where the new Super PAC will be doing it’s fundraising. Mr. Pataki told the Wall Street Journal he would be soliciting small and large contributions, and billionaire John Catsimatidis, who told the publication he hadn’t spoken to Mr. Pataki about the endeavor, indicated he would support the PAC if asked.
Mr. Crowley, the finance chairman at the DCCC, understandably wants to turn Mr. John Catsimatidis’ potential support for “Tipping Point” into a fundraising mechanism for his own organization and framed the issue as one of transparency against “secret billionaire donors.”
“They may have secret billionaire donors but we have grassroots supporters from Buffalo to the Bronx ready to take the fight to the Republicans, demonstrated by the fact that 90% of our contributions from New Yorkers are $100 or less,” he wrote, implying, of course, that the email’s recipient should join the cause.
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Every New Yorker should know about this.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that former Governor Pataki just launched a billionaire-backed Super PAC to defeat New York Democrats. That means New York’s airwaves will be filled with smears and dishonest attacks from Republicans desperate to save Speaker John Boehner and Republican Leader Eric Cantor’s House Majority.
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The new Republican Super PAC is named “Tipping Point,” which is ironic considering these New York House races could be the tipping point that throws Republicans out of the Majority.
The math is clear: The fight for the House goes straight through New York. They may have secret billionaire donors but we have grassroots supporters from Buffalo to the Bronx ready to take the fight to the Republicans, demonstrated by the fact that 90% of our contributions from New Yorkers are $100 or less.
Let’s stand together to call out Republicans’ attacks on Medicare, seniors, and women and stop more tax cuts for billionaires like Donald Trump.