The Democratic candidate for governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has been receiving campaign contributions from a surprising source, state campaign finance records show: Julia and David Koch, the businessman-philanthropist caricatured in a recent New Yorker piece (see our commentary here) as a corporate polluter who has secretly poured tens of millions of dollars into anti-Obama causes.
The contributions from Mr. Koch and his wife Julia to the Cuomo campaign total $74,900, according to the campaign finance records. David Koch made three separate gifts: $25,000 on July 10, 2010; $18,000 on November 16, 2009; and $6,900 on November 30, 2009. Julia Koch made two donations: $15,000 on July 10, 2010, and $10,000 on January 4, 2010.
I'll explain: they bought off yet another corporatist Democrat, who is now destroying public service as a career path as the next step in the obliteration of the middle class.We asked spokesmen for the Cuomo campaign and for Mr. Koch yesterday morning whether they had any explanation to offer for the contributions. They haven't yet provided one.
I don't ever want to hear Chris Christie say that "even the liberal Andrew Cuomo" says we have to break promises made to public employees. Cuomo's shown his true colors: he's a fraud.
And I was a big fan of his daddy - another liberal dream dies. Damn...