Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, along with consultant Josh Isay and fund-raiser Scott Gale, is hosting two private meetings today to talk to supporters about a possible Senate run next year.
Supporters received an email—from scott [at]stringerexplore.com—about the meetings, one at 12:30 p.m. and another one at 7 p.m. The meetings are billed as an opportunity “for me, and my campaign team, to hear from you.”
The email was forwarded to me by a reader, who also said there were another set of meetings that took place yesterday.
Gale is a Washington-based fund-raiser who directed my inquiries to Stringer’s office. Isay did not immediately return an email about both sets of meetings.
Here’s the full text of the email:
Sent: 5/11/2009 7:05:03 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Please join us…
I would like to invite you to join me on Tuesday, May 19th at 12:30 pm or later that evening at 7:00 pm for a confidential briefing and discussion about my exploratory efforts regarding the upcoming campaign for the United States Senate seat that has been held by Hillary Clinton.
This will be an informal opportunity for you to hear from the leadership of our exploratory efforts, and it will also be an opportunity for me, and my campaign team, to hear from you.
Our political advisor, Josh Isay, will be giving us an update on the politics of the Senate race. His current clients include dozens of New York elected Democratic officials and also Mayor Bloomberg. Our finance consultant, Scott Gale, will also make a presentation. Over the past 20 years he has worked with almost 100 Democratic candidates for United States Senator or Governor, and he has worked over the years with 20 candidates in New York.
Again, I hope that you can join me at one of the following:
• Tuesday, May 19th at 12:30 pm at the Law Offices of Greenberg Traurig, located at the MetLife Building, 200 Park Avenue (at East 44th Street), 15th Floor, or
• Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm at the home of Sharon and Ed Silberfarb, located at [address].
Please RSVP by emailing me at scott[at]stringerexplore.com or by calling (917) ###-####.
Warmest Personal Regards,
Manhattan Borough President