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New York City - Bloomberg's Secret Mission to Satmar Community in State Senate Race

Published on: September 1, 2008 09:03 AM
By: NY Post - VIN News
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Daniel SquadronNew York City - Mayor Bloomberg is reportedly sending Kevin Sheekey on a “secret mission” to convince the Satmar community to vote for Dan Squadron, who is running for the Democratic nomination for a State Senate seat in the the 25th State Senate District in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, the race is against Democratic Sen. Marty Connor.


“The mayor wants his ‘deputy mayor for presidential aspirations’ to convince the Satmar to go with Squadron, and he’s suggesting the mayor’s office will reward the Satmar community with city grants if they go along with him,” contended one of the city’s most influential Democrats.

Bloomberg endorsed Squadron last month as an “independent voice” and a reformer who would shake up the Legislature.

Daniel lives in Carroll Gardens, where he attends Brooklyn Heights Synagogue.

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 Sep 01, 2008 at 09:34 AM daeh zuger Says:

What else is news this gye has he's hand in everything we are not realizing what he's doing to us


 Sep 01, 2008 at 09:37 AM dreidel Says:

we need to be more specific here. which satmar is the mayor targeting? i hope both satmar camps. to target just one of them is a waste because the opposing camp will automatically back his opponent, leaving no benefit to either candidate.


 Sep 01, 2008 at 10:01 AM AuthenticSatmar Says:

Seems like Bloomberg is trying to arrange a minyan.


 Sep 01, 2008 at 10:08 AM Anonymous Says:

am i confused or is this instead of felder? or is felder for senate and this guy for mayor. if so, we may have TWO religious people in office!!


 Sep 01, 2008 at 10:48 AM Lock & Load Says:

Bloomberg Doesnt do favors for nothing....

Theres something behind this....


 Sep 01, 2008 at 10:55 AM Moishe Zichmach Says:

Bloomberg for wants to be what I wanted to be when I was 5, a "leib-kenig-police-shomrom-kohen godel- hatzallah-fire lesher-docter. What's wrong with him? Maybe also UN secratary general?


 Sep 01, 2008 at 11:09 AM Anonymous Says:

Lets help out our fellow yid and vote for him. It is always in Jews best interests when we have representation...


 Sep 01, 2008 at 11:23 AM anonymous Says:

Felder is running for the 21st Senate District and Squadron for the 25th Senate District.


 Sep 01, 2008 at 11:31 AM bigwheeel Says:

Moshe Zichmach 10:55AM. It's ALL your fault... that I spilled the coffee, while reading your post! You have defined what all of us wanted to say!!!


 Sep 01, 2008 at 12:14 PM kishmech Says:

zichmech you are right on the money! but I think bloomberg wants his footprints all over new york gov, local state and federal. he has the cash for it. in 5 years from now we will change the name NEW YORK to BLOOMBERG, lol.


 Sep 01, 2008 at 01:26 PM Anonymous Says:

Squadron is running against Marty Connor a friend and supporter of Shelly Silver. He is running for State Senate is Silvers district.

Squadron is not frum. Squdron is supportted by Chuck Schumer. So if you don't like Schumer you would do well to avois Squadron.

Conner is the Senate Minority Leader. If you rewplace him with Squadron there is no seniority clout for your representative.

Connor has been a friend to yidden for his entire carreer, just because someone comes along who is jewish is no reason to vote him out in the primary. That is why we no longer have Al D'Amato as Senator because of all the "deals" made so Schumer (Democrat) should beat D'Amato (Republican).

In my opinion, Bloomberg is doing this to get back at Silver for not supporting congestion pricing and the stadium proposal. It is sheer vindictivness.

BTW, How can Bloomberg promise to "sweeten the pot" if he is leaving office due to term limits?
It would not surprise me if the money taken away from UJC and Met Council is what he will restore. This is corrupt government at its worst.


 Sep 01, 2008 at 01:40 PM yankel Says:

Sheeky is coming to offer Bloomberg's largesse, not his personal money, but taxpayer money, to the Satmar Chasidim. Isn't that illegal? And if they don't do what his boss wants, he will for sure threaten to take away any funding the Satmars get. Maybe the U.S. Attorney should attend the meeting too.


 Sep 01, 2008 at 01:42 PM yankel Says:

By the way, do not support this guy Squadron. His father was President from American Jewish Committee when they were siding with Palestinians in negotiations with the Israeli government. Maybe that is what Schumer wants too.


 Sep 01, 2008 at 03:23 PM Anonymous Says:

first tell bloomberg to fix the elevators that led to the death of the 5 year old, then we'll talk


 Sep 01, 2008 at 04:58 PM lieby Says:

emes lets give him our vote


 Sep 01, 2008 at 10:32 PM more Says:

Squadron is the real thing... And as most of us know, his father was highly involved and respected for his work in the community (google him if you don't know)...


 Sep 01, 2008 at 11:41 PM its me Says:

bloomy sticking in his nose again


 Sep 01, 2008 at 11:52 PM Anonymous Says:

bloomers really needs to go back to running his company instead of RUINING new york city


 Sep 02, 2008 at 01:06 AM Anonymous Says:

Dont trust Bloomberg he didnt do anything for our community ITS TIME FOR HIM TO GO!!!we dont want him for a 3rd term..


 Sep 02, 2008 at 10:08 AM Anonymous Says:

lets see if satmar will actually vote on tuesday


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