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Schreibman campaign fueled by donors outside district

Jun 21, 2012 8:41 am
Jimmy Vielkind and Greg Barber of the Times Union took a look at congressional candidate Julian Schreibman's finances and found the vast majority of the campaign's major donors live outside the district the Democrat hopes to represent. Donors range from deep-pocketed members of elite New York City law firms to a client whose white-collar criminal conviction Schreibman convinced a judge to throw out. More than 84 percent of Schreibman's $169,460 in contributions from large donors streamed in from outside the new 19th District. Sam Pratt reports on his blog only one donation to Schreibman is recorded from a resident of “the 12534,” from a resident of Greenport. And the number coming from Columbia County ZIPs can be counted on one hand. Read the full story in the Times Union and Pratt's "Following the money" at sampratt.com.