Some of the most likely candidates to become the next New York City Council speaker are spreading campaign cash to other campaigns, in an apparent early effort to curry favor and votes among potential colleagues in 2014.
Over the past several months, Queens Assemblyman Mark Weprin, who is jockeying to be selected speaker by his council peers, has given out seven $1,000 donations. The $7,000, most of it doled out in recent weeks, has gone to members of the Assembly running for the City Council who are not only likely to win their races, but have a relationship with Mr. Weprin from his own days as a member of that body. Recipients include Assemblymen Rafael Espinal and Alan Maisel of Brooklyn, Councilman Vincent Gentile of Brooklyn, Costa Constantinides of Queens, Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson of the Bronx, Mark Levine of Manhattan, and Manhattan Assemblyman Micah Kellner.
Not to be outdone, speaker's race rival Dan Garodnick, has given more: nearly $18,000. The Manhattan councilman, whose campaign account is flush from an aborted citywide run for comptroller, has given the $2,750 maximum contribution for a primary to six different candidates. Most of it was paid earlier this month. The recipients include Mr. Constantinides, Ms. Gibson, Mr. Levine, Bronx Council candidate Andrew Cohen, Brooklyn's Chris Banks and Manhattan Councilwoman Rosie Mendez. He also has given $500 to Bronx Councilman Andy King, and $750 to Bronx Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.
Another likely contender, Bronx Councilman James Vacca, has given three donations to council campaigns: $2,700 to Mr. Cohen, $1,000 to Ms. Gibson and $1,375 to Mr. King.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
They even bribe each other!
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:35 AM
Labels: Alan Maisel, Costa Constantinides, Dan Garodnick, James Vacca, Mark Weprin, Micah Kellner, rafael espinal, rosie mendez, Vincent Gentile, ydanis rodriguez
dont vote for this jack ass
like father like son like brother .....
He looks like Mark Simone. :p
As phony as his brother and that ridiculous mop on his head.
Maybe ,but I enjoy listening to Mark Simone. I would rather vote for Mark Simone then this guy.
I agree Mark Simone is entertaining.
I work vote for him too.
Spelling correction- I would vote for him too !
Hey, Sol Weprin beat Shelly anyday! Especially for Queens.
Back to the reservation
Get rid of that dated Pompadour rug. These Weprins still think that they are teenagers from the 50s.
LOL! With a hairdo like that he should play the borscht belt. The old ladies would love him. Uh...if there is any of the borscht belt left. Both Concords are gone....the plane and the hotel.
Daddy Saul Weprin was bald. Who is sonny boy kidding.
Maybe he and Paul Vallone could share that mop on alternate days. Nah....Paul should sport a Liberace style hairpiece. A sequin jacket would make him sparkle even more.
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