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Congressman Mike McMahon fires aide for “Jewish Money” List‎


July 30, 2010 | 12:20 pm

Staten Island Rep. Mike McMahon (D-NY)

Staten Island Rep. Mike McMahon (D-NY)

From Politico:

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.

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