Democratic Recall?

Emily Giske may be facing an uprising in the State Democratic Committee’s Reform Caucus.

An email sent over from a reader shows Bob Ginsberg, a member of the committee, trying to pressure Giske out of the party’s leadership. Giske is a well-connected lobbyist with Bolton St. John.

(This is not the first time Giske’s lobbying and political work have been a point of concern. I interviewed Giske at the Democratic state convention in Buffalo, where she said she was “amazed” that anybody thought could have any political influence.)

Here’s the Ginsberg email:

Subj: Re: [ReformCaucus] Our new, improved, updated and official Reform Caucus List… Date: 10/16/2006 9:52:16 P.M. Eastern Standard Time From:
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Lori or Peter – whomever is elected chair at the next meeting: I request that at the next meeting the reform caucus demand that Emile Giske resign from her office on the State Committee or give up her lobbying . Bob Ginsberg

It should be noted that Ginsberg is known in some Democratic circles as the guy who tried to recruit what he once called “prominent women politicians to get into the race against Hillary – but regrettably I could not convince any of them to run.”

Not sure how this latest Ginsberg campaign will be either.

Update: A reader sends along this message from a member of the Reform Caucus:

“There is nothing in the by-laws about this. I do not see any conflict. Do not understand why Bob is turning this into a major issue but he has always turned minutia into mountains.”

— Azi Paybarah

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