Schneiderman's Robocall

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 11:27 AM

Here's a copy of the robocall going out from attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman, which was referenced by a caller to the Brian Lehrer Show this morning. The woman who got the call, a woman from Queens, said she found it distasteful, since it immediatley references his religion at the beginning of the call.

The woman went on to say she voted for Kathleen Rice, in no small part, because Rice is a woman.

After the call, a source forwarded me a copy of the Schneiderman robocall.

(Disclosure: Schneiderman’s father Irwin Schneiderman, who has been a significant donor to his son’s campaign, is a long-time member of the WNYC Board of Trustees and has been a generous donor to the station over the years.)


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Comments [6]


So they say. Curious, does his campaign keep records cataloging people based on their religious beliefs?

Sep. 15 2010 05:12 AM

Schneiderman is stellar and would do a great job. Rice has barely even voted -that's unacceptable.

Sep. 15 2010 02:49 AM

Do you believe in the one man one vote form of government?

Attorneys SD-59 Domagalski, SD-46 Breslin, SD-6 Hannon, SD-41 Saland, SD-50 DeFrancisco, SD-54 Nozzolio, SD-61 Ranzenhofer, SD-34 Schneiderman (as do others in the Senate live in the house for free(That would be their Law firm, their sponsor)) well not exactly for free but they have a sponsor and that sponsorship is worth far in excess of what a single contributor could give via the election laws.

If this were college football, the free car (ride) would ban University of Hiscoc & BARCLAY (and the others) from the game!

“Sponsored”candidates always have money and time to donate to local candidates and civic activities. With this edge, they are able to rapidly gain political momentum and before you know it a newcomer such as SD-59, Jim Domagalski of Hiscoc & BARCLAY is upon stepping down from being Erie County Republican Chairman, has their endorsement and WALLA, Hiscoc & BARCLAY have another NYS Senator, joining Assemblyman William Barclay and SD-46 Neil Breslin or contacts with the AG!

Perhaps the only reason there are ONLY 20 attorneys in the NYS Senate is that there just are not enough attorneys willing to step into the political arena!

This isn't exclusive at all to Hiscock & BARCLAY, current AG candidate Eric Schneiderman has been living under the roof of even larger 1900 Multi-national K & L Gates.

I'm convinced K & L Gates, the Barclay’s and the others don't believe in the one man one vote system of government.
I DO and I am voting for Kathleen Rice for AG & Luke Martland SD-46!

Do what you will with the rest!

Sep. 15 2010 02:38 AM

Sounds like he was just wishing people a happy Jewish New Year. Don't most pols send Christmas cards? What's the diff?

Sep. 14 2010 10:28 PM
Peter Jones

I was wavering between Schneiderman and Dinallo, but leaning toward Schneiderman--until I heard this blatant appeal to religion. Just what we need in this country, especially while people from Manhattan to Monterey argue about the mosque.
I'm leaving the house to vote now, for Dinallo.

Sep. 14 2010 09:23 PM
Proud Democrat

Win or lose, State Senator Schneiderman owes all New Yorkers an apology for this disgraceful call. By the way, I thought he was baptized an Episcopelean

Sep. 14 2010 09:00 PM

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