In a letter dated today to billionaire Tom Golisano – who is vowing to pour $5 million into this year‘s elections – Republican Senate leader Dean Skelos makes the case that Republicans are the ones who have tried to make state government fiscally prudent and transparent.
And Skelos ends the letter by reminding Golisano, a Rochester man, that Democrats aren’t so much from upstate. (Old theme!)
“Without the checks and balances we assure, state government would be totally controlled by Democrats from New York City. Keep in mind that a Democrat-controlled Senate would be lead by Malcolm Smith of Queens, Tom Duane from Greenwich Village (Manhattan) and Jeff Klein from the Bronx. The Assembly would be lead by Speaker Sheldon Silver of Manhattan. Thus, it is critical that you join our fight and help us achieve reform.”