Saturday, April 27, 2013
New Christine Quinn attack ad
"The closing of St. Vincent's hospital leaves a community out in the cold," Arthur Cheliotes, President of Local 1180 said. "Today's new ad calls attention to a community where residents have nowhere to go in the event of an emergency or health crisis. Christine Quinn played an integral role in letting St. Vincent's disappear and we cannot support a mayor who would let her donors dictate development at the sacrifice of our communities."
From the Politicker:
Update (12:40 p.m.): It turns out that there was an error in the ad. About 10 seconds in, writing on the screen claims that Quinn received $59,400 in campaign contributions from Rudin Management. But according to a spokesman for the New York City Campaign Finance Board, that's not the case.
Thanks to a quirk in the board's electronic database, some contributions given before term limits were extended happen to show up twice.
“Those contributions shouldn’t be counted twice," explained spokesman Matt Sollars. In fact, employees of the company have contributed $29,700 to Ms. Quinn's 2013 campaign, he said.
Like $29,700 is something to sneeze at.