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Old 04-03-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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Dirtbag NY Senator tries to buy Mayoral ticket

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/04/...c-mayors-race/
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - It's a stunning and wide-ranging public corruption scandal.

Six highly-placed politicians are accused of using bribery to rig this year's New York City mayoral race.

There were three distinct parts to the public corruption and bribery scandal, but in all three money flowed freely and, at times, city and state funds - your tax dollars - paid the freight, CBS 2's Marcia Kramer reported Tuesday.

"The charges we unsealed today demonstrate once again that a 'show me the money' culture seems to pervade every level of New York government," U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.

The six defendants nailed by the feds Tuesday certainly represent many levels of government. State Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, allegedly wanted to rig the 2013 mayoral race so he could run as a Republican. Republican City Councilman Dan Halloran reportedly helped arrange the bribes to buy Smith a waiver, and two Republican officials had their hands out, reportedly saying "show me the money and the waiver is yours."

"Senator Smith drew up the game plan and Councilman Halloran essentially quarterbacked it by finding party chairmen who were wide open to receive bribes," Bharara said.

An effort by Smith to run as a Republican is not unprecedented. Mayor Michael Bloomberg switched from the Democratic to Republican parties shortly before his first successful run for mayor in 2001. The path is attractive to candidates because it is easier to get on the ballot for the Republican mayoral primary in a city crowded with Democratic politicians.

Smith, however, cannot run as a Republican without the written consent of three of the city's five Republican Party county chairmen, who were scheduled to meet on Wednesday.

It was not Smith's first flirtation with GOP politics. He made a surprising move last year in the state Legislature to join forces with Republicans to form a first-of-its-kind coalition to run the fractured Senate. The move by Smith and four other renegade Democrats allowed the state GOP to keep control of the Legislature's upper chamber.
13 years in the State senate, another piece of crap lifetime politician. Go NY go NY go! Not surprising he was abetted by other "me first" lifetime politicians regardless of party affiliation.
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13 years in the State senate, another piece of crap lifetime politician. Go NY go NY go! Not surprising he was abetted by other "me first" lifetime politicians regardless of party affiliation.
Not sure how much you currently earn, but I was just looking for my wife....Wyoming has a job on the WY bar disciplinary committee, paying 125K, which in WY, is a lot of money. Plus, since it's a state job, it will be all cushy, with a 4 hour workday, and tons of benefits.
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Can't mix free market and public office. The two don't really co-exist well.
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Can't mix free market and public office. The two don't really co-exist well.
All he tried to do was invest in our children's future... a future where he is the Mayor
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This guy can start the Federal Prison Black Caucus with Jesse Jackson Jr., (and also Charlie Rangel if we actually had a justice system that worked).
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This guy can start the Federal Prison Black Caucus with Jesse Jackson Jr., (and also Charlie Rangel if we actually had a justice system that worked).
What an odd comment to make. What does race have to do with this?
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This guy can start the Federal Prison Black Caucus with Jesse Jackson Jr., (and also Charlie Rangel if we actually had a justice system that worked).
We don't have a justice system that works? How do you explain Jackson Jr?
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What an odd comment to make. What does race have to do with this?
I was just joking around.
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We don't have a justice system that works? How do you explain Jackson Jr?
Charlie Rangel should be in jail. He has a lot more clout/power than JJJ, therefore he got a slap on the wrist for outright tax evasion.
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