Joe Lhota Blasts Bill de Blasio for ‘Reprehensible’ Reaction to KKK Remark

Bill de Blasio and Harry Belafonte. (Photo: Getty)
Bill de Blasio and Harry Belafonte. (Photo: Getty)

Less than an hour after he called Caribbean singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte’s comparison of the Koch brothers to the KKK “hateful” and “race-baiting,” Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota released a statement today taking more direct aim at his electoral rival, Bill de Blasio. Continue reading “Joe Lhota Blasts Bill de Blasio for ‘Reprehensible’ Reaction to KKK Remark”

Belafonte Compares Koch Brothers to KKK While Introducing de Blasio

Bill de Blasio speaking at the First Corinthian Baptist Church.
Bill de Blasio speaking at the First Corinthian Baptist Church.

One of Bill de Blasio’s most prominent backers today equated the Koch brothers with the Ku Klux Klan while introducing the mayoral front-runner at a church in Harlem.

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Koch Family Sinks Big Money Into New Pro-Lhota PAC

An image from one of the new ads.
An image from one of the new ads.

A new political action committee founded to boost Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota has received a major cash infusion courtesy of the Koch family.

David Koch and his wife, Julia, have each contributed $145,050 to “New Yorkers for Proven Leadership,” which will begin airing television ads tomorrow touting the former MTA chairman and deputy mayor, sources said.

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Koch-Funded Group Selling Cheap, Anti-Obama Gas in Jersey

 Koch Funded Group Selling Cheap, Anti Obama Gas in Jersey
A gas station sign displaying the reduced-price $1.84 gallon gas at the AFP event in Ohio earlier this month. (Photo: Facebook)

Americans for Prosperity, the activist group founded by the billionaire Koch Brothers, is taking its “Obama’s Failing Agenda” bus tour to New Jersey this week where it will help purchase gas for motorists at the Holland Tunnel to “draw attention to President Obama’s failing energy policies.” On Thursday, AFP will set up shop at an Exxon Station near the entrance to the tunnel where it will be reducing gas prices to $1.84 a gallon, which a press release for the event said is “the cost of gas four years ago right around the time President Obama took office.”

“Our event will help New Jerseyans get around this week and remind them of the need for sound energy policies that create jobs and lower our energy prices,” AFP New Jersey Director Steve Lonegan said in a press release announcing the promotion. “We will educate Americans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies.” Continue reading “Koch-Funded Group Selling Cheap, Anti-Obama Gas in Jersey”

Activist Group Founded by Koch Brothers Takes on Occupy Wall Street in Midtown

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Steve Lonegan speaking at the Americans For Prosperity anti-Occupy Wall Street rally.

One year after it began, the Occupy movement appears to be waning, but Americans For Prosperity, the conservative economic activist group founded by the notorious Koch Brothers, held a rally near Rockefeller Plaza this morning to “stand up to Occupy Wall Street.” The event included comparisons between President Barack Obama and Fidel Castro, and several heated exchanges between the AFP contingent and Occupy Wall Street sympathizers who showed up to mock and infiltrate the rally. Continue reading “Activist Group Founded by Koch Brothers Takes on Occupy Wall Street in Midtown”

David Koch is at the RNC to Watch Speeches, Not Answer Questions

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David Koch (Photo: Getty)

TAMPA, FL — Reclusive Republican megadonor David Koch is currently on the floor at the Republican National Convention along with the rest of the New York delegation. However, he said he was too busy to talk with Politicker when we stopped by his chair to ask him a few questions.  Continue reading “David Koch is at the RNC to Watch Speeches, Not Answer Questions”

David Koch’s Ex: ‘I Was Just One of Many Girls’

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David Koch and his wife, Julia, at the 2011 Metropolitan Opera Season Opening Night. (Photo: Getty)

David Koch, the billionaire conservative fundraiser who has become known as the “Tea Party’s wallet,” “liked having a lot of women around” in his younger days. However, he didn’t discuss politics with his many girlfriends, preferring to keep those conversations among his male buddies. Cindy Farkas Glanzrock told The Politicker she dated Mr. Koch in the late eighties and has remained an acquaintance of the infamous Tea Party backer ever since.

“I was just one of many girls that he had dates with. It wasn’t anything serious, it was just all lighthearted and fun, and dinners, and shows and things,” Ms. Glanzrock said. “He liked having a lot of women around.” Continue reading “David Koch’s Ex: ‘I Was Just One of Many Girls’”