Aug 14 2013

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Kurland Highlights Blatant Hypocrisy of Quinn-Backed Candidate

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Doing one thing and saying the other.

Leading Manhattan council candidate for Christine Quinn’s seat, Yetta Kurland, is calling shenanigans on Quinn’s henchman Corey Johnson’s hypocrisy on the campaign trail hoping to increase accountability of her opponent’s outright bogus claims.

Kurland, a civil rights attorney called on Corey Johnson, a real estate executive “to put your money where your mouth is” regarding his repeated demands that Kurland sign a pledge against Independent Expenditures.

Johnson, who for months criticized campaign spending by outside groups, has been silent now that his campaign is receiving support from the independent expenditure known as Empire State PAC. 

On Corey’s campaign website you’ll notice an entire section glorifying his role in creating affordable housing, but this could not be further from the truth. In fact Corey worked for a billion dollar real estate company, GFI Capital, which has made a habit of evicting poor and middle class workers and replacing SRO’s with luxury hotels and condos. His former employer has even been sued by the Department Of Justice Civil Rights Division for discrimination.

“New Yorkers deserve honesty” said Kurland. “My opponent’s work for a billion-dollar Wall Street real estate developer is not the issue, so much as his sneaky attempt to hide it. And now we learn that after he spent months demanding that I live up to his example and disavow independent expenditures, Corey Johnson is benefiting from the money of those outside groups. The hypocrisy and dishonesty has got to stop,” she said.


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