Monday, January 19, 2009

Independent leader Fred Newman to Bloomberg/Golisano: We're not going to be bought off.

Independence Day 
January 19, 2009
11:33 am
Elizabeth Benjamin

Fred Newman, a controversial figure who is a committeeman for the state Independence Party and the ally/mentor of Lenora Fulani, was unsurprisingly not pleased to learn of Mayor Bloomberg's new alliance with party founder and retired Paychex billionaire Tom Golisano.

Newman panned the plan by Golisano and Bloomberg to "revamp" the Indy Party as an "outrageous and tyrannical attempt" by the mayor to "control what he can't control." 

As for any attempt by Bloomberg to land Row C for the third time, Newman vowed: "It's going to be very difficult for him to get the line...We're not going to be bought off."  (read more)

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