July 30, 2010
Congressman Mike McMahon fires aide for “Jewish Money” List
Staten Island Rep. Mike McMahon (D-NY) moved into damage-control mode Thursday, firing the communications director for his re-election bid Thursday night after she gave a reporter a breakdown of a Republican rival’s “Jewish money” contributions.
McMahon announced he was firing spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson after she provided a New York Observer reporter with a breakdown of Republican rival Michael Grimm’s second-quarter financial haul donations from Jewish donors, in an apparent effort to show the former FBI agent has little financial support within the district.
In an astonishing move - putting such a statement on paper - the file the reporter was given was titled “Grimm Jewish Money Q2.”
Read more at Politico.