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Letter: Give Back The Money, Wagner

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Letter to the Editor,

I recently read an article by a local candidate promoting campaign finance reform. Yet according to the state Board of Elections, this same candidate, an extreme, tax-and-spend, "hired gun" Manhattan attorney, also recently accepted $5,000 from Albany’s most liberal and entrenched establishment and another huge contribution from an Albany insider connected to Albany’s AIG scandal.

Sad but true. Furthermore, this candidate did not disclose the close relationships netting his fundraising gains, including those within a multibillion-dollar Manhattan law firm. A law firm that could benefit greatly from control over the state Senate, and its agenda.

Who is the candidate saying one thing on campaign finance reform while accepting these questionable monies? Justin Wagner.

This is the same candidate, caught last week lying boldly to the press about his campaign filing, who is running on a platform of higher taxes, more government spending and giving full benefits to illegal aliens. Little wonder, for his Manhattan firm, charging $1,000 an hour, represents a long list of undesirables. A list so grotesque most people would rather go broke, than be associated with the company this firm keeps.

It's time for this extreme candidate to come clean with the voters, return the dirty money and disclose both his financial ties with this Manhattan firm as well as immediately disclosing all clients, especially those with interests before the state.

Greg KaneSomers

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