Giuliani/Pataki Guy Raises Funds for a Democratic Comptroller [Updated]

City Councilman David Weprin, a Democrat, is getting some unusual help in his campaign for city comptroller.

The first name listed as a host of his November 29 fund-raiser is Adam Barsky, the former Deputy Secretary for Republican Governor George Pataki.

Barsky later became the Director of the New York City Office of Management and Budget under Rudy Giuliani, and the mayor’s Chief Financial Officer.

Which should make for some interesting conversation around the hors d’oeuvres table about the fiscal prudence of the previous Republican administrations.

Here’s the email:

Please join hosts:

Adam Barsky, David Borowich, Alan Cutter, Alon Harnoy, Ari Mentzel, Adam Rudich, Zoya Raynes, Jason Sheller, Sharon Tzur, and Bram Weber

At a cocktail reception with

New York City Council Finance Chair
Councilman David Weprin

Thursday, November 29, 2007
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Law offices of Kramer Levin
1177 Avenue of the Americas
(between 46th and 47th streets)
New York, NY

UPDATE:

Weprin confirmed that he is in fact a friend of Barsky from their days at SUNY-Albany (where I graduated from years later). But a source close to Barsky said that even though he will be supporting Weprin for comptroller, his name was accidentally added to this event and that Barsky won’t be attending it. That’s because Barsky is hosting a fund-raiser for his old boss, Rudy Giuliani, the same night.

The invite for that Barsky event, is below.

NEW YORK CITY FINANCE CHAIR

KEN LANGONE

NATIONAL FINANCE LEADER

JOHN FASO HOST COMMITTEE

*PARTIAL LISTING AT TIME OF PRINTING

ARTHUR L. AIDALA

JONATHAN A. BALLAN

ADAM L. BARSKY

ROSS C. BEVEVINO

BARTLE BULL

MICHAEL CAREY

AGOSTINO CANGEMI

ANTHONY COLES

PATRICK CONDREN

VICTOR CONSOLI

DANIEL CONNOLLY

ALEXANDER CONTI

RICK DEL MASTRO

WILLIAM J. DIAMOND

JOHN S. DYSON

JOSEPH G. FARRELL, JR.

BRUCE GELB

SANDER GERBER

EVANGELINE AND GEORGE GIORDANO

CATHERINE GIULIANI

SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN

BILL GROSS

IRENE HALLIGAN

 ROBERT M. HARDING

ERIC HATZIMEMOS

KAREN HENRY

GEOFFREY HESS

GAIL HILSON

MEL IMMERGUT

TAMRA AND JOSEPH LHOTA

OLIVER LIBBY

JOHN L. MASCIALINO

RANDY MASTRO

TERRY NEESE

SYLVIA NG

RISTYNE L. NICHOLAS

PETER J. POWERS

WILLIAM PRATT

MARJORIE RAINES

DANIEL D. RICCIARDI

JOSEPH B. ROSE

MAURY SATIN

BART M. SCHWARTZ

STEVEN SINACORI

MARY SMITH

THOMAS VON ESSEN

JOANNE YOUNG

CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A DINNER RECEPTION HONORING RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI TO BENEFIT THE RUDY GIULIANI PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE

SHERATON NEW YORK HOTEL AND TOWERS

811 SEVENTH AVE (AT 53RD STREET) METROPOLITAN BALLROOM NEW YORK CITY

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007