Silver Opponent Quotes Silver Ally to Pressure Silver

One of Sheldon Silver’s Democratic opponents is asking him to release his tax returns, and, in making the case for him to do so, is quoting one of Silver’s allies: Marty Connor.

In this Downtown Express article, Connor, who has been Silver’s legislative partner and election lawyer for years, said he would release his own taxes for the last five years and says, “Why not do it?"

“Why not Mr. Speaker?” Newell asked in a public statement.

“It is long past time for Speaker Silver to come clean to the people of Lower Manhattan about who he really works for,” Newell said, referring to Silver’s well-known but publicly unspecific brief with the law firm Weitz & Luxenberg. Silver Opponent Quotes Silver Ally to Pressure Silver