They’ve Got Tasini

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Hillary Clinton may be endorsed by practically every Democrat running in New York, but at least two of them of have gotten donations from her primary opponent, Jonathan Tasini.

Tasini donated $200 to Brooklyn Assembly candidate Bill Batson, and $100 to Harlem state senate candidate Bill Perkins.

Fielding the call for Batson was his fundraiser, who is Tasini’s former campaign manger, Liese Schneider. She said the two became friends after handing out countless pieces of campaign literature for Mayor Dinkins. But is being friends the same thing as endorsing?

“Their support for each other is personal, not political,” she said.

I called Perkins’s campaign manger, Richard Fife, and asked why he thought his candidate got some Tasini money. Fife attributed it to the fact that Perkins sponsored the anti-war resolution in the City Council and has been “outspoken” about the issue.

When asked if they planned to highlight Tasini’s support, Fife said he’ll get back to me.

Azi Paybarah

They’ve Got Tasini