In this campaign video, one of Sheldon Silver’s opponents, Luke Henry, hits the street to push his fund-raising philosophy.
“A lot of my time is spent raising money,” he tells one resident. “I have to go lock myself in a room, call a list of people, ask them for donations. And that’s a bad system.”
Then, the (low-dollar) pitch:
“Would you give me five dollars — donate five dollars to my campaign?”
One person replies:
“Are you really running? ‘Cause I just met you on the street.”