Sunday, August 22, 2010

NY Post's Carl Campanile underestimated Smikle's charter lobby contributions

If you read my last post last Saturday night about NY Post reporter Carl Campanile's distorted reporting on the Bill Perkins/Basil Smikle NY State Senate primary, here is some more info that has come in over the transom from our readers.


UPDATE FROM KEN LIBBY:
Kenneth Libby has left a new comment on your post "NY Post's Carl Campanile underestimated Smikle's c...":

This provides a bit more info on Basil's donors:

http://dferwatch.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/basils-backers-mainly-charter-supporters-and-some-real-estate-moguls/

He's taken in about $160,000 in donations. A bit over $100,000 comes from hedge fund/charter backers. Another $25k or so comes from real estate folks.

-Ken
For our new readers, Perkins held hearings on charter schools and the hedge fund/charter school crowd got upset. So they dug up Smikle to run against Perkins.

A couple of points on Smikle fundraising:

According to the Wall Street Journal analysis,

"More than half of Mr. Smikle's contributions came from pro-charter donors."

http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB10001424052748703720504575377701262805436.html

Below is a listing of $105,000 in Smikle contributions, all with Charter School and Real Estate connections.

Smikle has reported contributions from less than 10 people who live in the district, totalling $4,100.






  • ACKMAN, WILLIAM A
    1 W 81ST ST
    NEW YORK, NY 10023
    6,000.00
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
    BUCK, CHRISTOPHE E
    14 EAST 90TH ST
    NEW YORK, NY 10128
    6,000.00
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER , BIG CONTRIBUTOR TO CHARTER SCHOOLS

    CURRY, ELIZABETH
    499 PARK AVE
    NEW YORK, NY 10022
    6,000.00
    MOTHER OF BOYKIN CURRY
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
    CURRY IV, RAVENEL B
    106 CENTRAL PARK SOUTH
    NEW YORK, NY 10019
    6,000.00
    SON OF ELIZABETH CURRY
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
    DFER MEMBER
    DAVIS, ANTHONY
    257 W 17TH ST
    NEW YORK, NY 10011
    5,000.00
    ATTORNEY
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
    DFER BOARD MEMBER
    FELDSTEIN, ANDREW T
    20 TOMPKINS ROAD
    SCARSDALE, NY 10583
    6,000.00
    ATTORNEY
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
    GREENBLATT, JOEL
    245 MIDDLE NECK ROAD
    SANDS POINT, NY 11050
    4,000.00
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
    DFER BOARD OF ADVISERS
    GRIFFIN, AMY M
    INFORMATION REQUESTED
    ,
    6,000.00
    WIFE OF JOHN A. GRIFFIN, BILLIONAIRE AND PRESIDENT OF BLUE RIDGE CAPITAL HEDGE FUND, FORMERLY OF TIGER MANAGEMENT, JULIAN ROBERTSON’S HEDGE FUND.  BIG SUPPORTER OF CHARTER SCHOOLS THROUGH THE AMY AND JOHN GRIFFIN FOUNDATION.

    HADAR, ERIC
    770 LEXINGTON AVE
    NEW YORK, NY 10065
    5,000.00
    REAL ESTATE TYCOON
    VERY INTERESTED IN HARLEM REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY IN MANHATTAN
    SUPPORTER OF COLUMBIA USING EMINENT DOMAIN

    LEDLEY, CHARLES H
    3 AVERY STREET
    BOSTON, MA 02111
    5,000.00
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
    DFER BOARD MEMBER


    LEWINSOHN, JONATHAN
    2211 BROADWAY
    NEW YORK, NY 10024
    3,000.00
    LAWYER AND WORKS FOR HEDGE FUND.
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

    LEWIS, EDWARD
    INFORMATION REQUESTED
    ,
    6,000.00
    CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF HARLEM VILLAGE ACADEMIES CHARTER SCHOOLS.
    MAYER, RAFAEL
    1175 PARK AVE
    NEW YORK, NY 10128
    5,000.00
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
    DFER BOARD
    NOVOGRATZ, MICHAEL E
    1345 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
    NEW YORK, NY 10505
    6,000.00
    HEDGE FUND BILLIONAIRE
    DFER BOARD OF ADVISERS

    PETRY, JOHN
    260 W 72ND ST
    NEW YORK, NY 10023
    6,000.00
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
    DFER BOARD OF ADVISERS; ERN BOARD
    PITTELMAN, CAROLE
    1385 YORK AVE
    NEW YORK, NY 10021
    5,000.00
    REAL ESTATE TYCOON
    ROBBINS, LARRY
    767 5TH AVE
    NEW YORK, NY 10153
    5,000.00
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

    ROSENSTEIN, AARON N
    INFORMATION REQUESTED
    ,
    3,000.00
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

    SACKLER, JONATHAN D
    1 STAMFORD FORUM
    STAMFORD, CT 06901
    5,000.00
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    BOARD MEMBER OF ACHIEVEMENT FIRST CHAIN OF CHARTERS
    FATHER OF MADELEINE SACKLER, MAKER OF PRO-CHARTER FILM, THE LOTTERY

    WEPSIC, ERIC KARL
    255 W 84TH ST
    NEW YORK, NY 10024
    6,000.00
    HEDGE FUND MILLIONAIRE
    CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

    Total Contributions:
    105,000.00
    ALL BUT $10,000 FROM CHARTER SCHOOL LOBBY/SUPPORTERS

  • 3 comments:

    1. so clear the manipulation of these corrupt individuals ...
      so america is not a free country but enslaved by politicians bought by the rich.... who own the media and publishing and the testing companies etc. ... even on up to the state and federal levels ...

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    2. This provides a bit more info on Basil's donors:

      http://dferwatch.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/basils-backers-mainly-charter-supporters-and-some-real-estate-moguls/

      He's taken in about $160,000 in donations. A bit over $100,000 comes from hedge fund/charter backers. Another $25k or so comes from real estate folks.

      -Ken

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