There’s a press conference about to get underway on the City Hall steps I’d initially mistaken for some kind of new think tank, but which instead look the kind of threat to the Senate GOP that had, heretofore, existed only in Kevin Sheekey’s imagination.
This one isn’t funded by Bloomberg, but by the Leeds publishing family. It’s called NY EdPAC, and while it’s technically a non-partisan, independent expenditure campaign, the targets of a promised $3 million in spending are Senate Republicans who won’t commit to send state money to city schools per the Campaign for Fiscal Equity decision.
The consultants on the campaign are Valerie Berlin and Jonathan Rosen; they ran the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee’s successful 2004 efforts. Their presence here, rather than with the Senate Democratic organization, suggests that this will be the main anti-GOP push.
Just what Joe Bruno needed.