Thursday, June 19, 2003

Endorsements and Payoffs

"Messinger said she regrets not having kept the bill presented to her by Norman and Jeffrey Feldman, executive director of the county Democratic Committee. She said the endorsement's price was "several hundred thousand dollars."
"There was no discussion of anything else," recalled Messinger, who said the leaders never talked about her chances of winning the general election or her stand on issues as conditions of an endorsement. "We were told this is what it will cost you."
New York Post, June 19, 2003