Billionaires for Maltese

Serf Maltese, the Republican State Senator facing a tough re-election race against Democratic City Councilman Joe Addabbo, is getting help

Serf Maltese, the Republican State Senator facing a tough re-election race against Democratic City Councilman Joe Addabbo, is getting help from two billionaires today.

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First, Michael Bloomberg will campaign with Maltese in his Western Queens district this afternoon.

Also, billionaire Ron Lauder donated $5,000 to Maltese's campaign today. Although he makes many political donations, Lauder hasn't been particularly generous with state races–the donation to Maltese is something of an exception.

Lauder was recently a player in the term-limits debate, largely because he funded the public referendums that put the law in place in the 1990s.

Billionaires for Maltese