Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What Borough was Freddie Ferrer President of?

  This comes from the State of Politics blog and was posted under the heading of Gaming, titled  Ferrer Robocalls: A "Win-Win for our Community" . The first sentence reads however - Former Manhattan Borough President Freddy Ferrer is popping up a pro-casino robocall that’s going to Latino homes across the state. 

  The article quotes Ferrer saying “I’m calling today to urge you to join me in flipping over the ballot and voting yes on proposal one on November 5th,” says Ferrer, the 2005 Democratic nominee for New York City mayor. “It’s a win-win for our community. New Yorkers spend over $1.2 billion each year at casinos and hotels in neighboring states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Let’s bring that money back here to our city and state. Proposal one will create thousands of good paying jobs for our community and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding for our schools.” 

  It is also stated that the robocall was paid for by New York Jobs, the pro-casino coalition composed of gambling companies and labor unions that is backing the amendment. 

   You may want to go back and read the bold print again that has Ferrer as the former Borough President of Manhattan and not as Borough President of the Bronx. Maybe that was why he lost the election in 2005, no one knew where Freddy Ferrer came from. Or could it be that former Bronx BP Ferrer is looking for that  job that Robert De Niro had in the movie Casino. 

1 comment:

  1. What did you think of the 2005 NYC Democratic ticket of Fernando Ferrer for Mayor, Betsy Gotbaum for Public Advocate and William Thompson for Comptroller?