Friday, September 08, 2006

More Ratner-related contributions: $10,800 to State Sen. Connor

Incumbent State Senator Martin Connor, who's in a tough primary race against Atlantic Yards opponent Ken Diamondstone, just reported $5400 each from Michael Ratner and his wife Karen Ranucci (or, as it says, "Ranvcei"), along with contributions from developers David and Jed Walentas, and the District Council of Carpenters. (Note: Diamondstone gave himself $100,000 in the past week, apparently borrowing against his retirement funds.)

These contributions come from the Ratner/Ranucci home address in Greenwich Village. So why have four other contributions each been addressed from 1 MetroTech Center North, the home of Forest City Ratner in Brooklyn? I'm told that Michael Ratner, whose work at the Center for Constitutional Rights is obviously consuming, has a little-used office at FCR headquarters. It is, after all, a family company.

And when will Tracy Boyland, challenging State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, meet the September 1 deadline for the 11-day pre-primary filing?

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