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September 14, 2006

In the end, who was Roger Green running against?

Room Eight, Yvette Clarke & Charles Barron, New Brooklyn Stars

Maurice Gumbs's analysis of the two local Congressional races had this interesting tidbit about Atlantic Yards supporter Roger Green's last minute surge of campaigning:

One of the peculiar things was a sudden spurt of activity from Roger Green during the last few days of the election. Roger, who certainly knew that he was not in the running, had people putting up his posters in the areas where Barron was strongest. The act seemed determined to take away votes from Charles. Charles still would not have won, but he might have narrowed his loss to much less. Roger had no money to spend. So it would be interesting to find out who paid Roger to take away votes from Charles Barron

Atlantic Yards Report, So why did Green target Barron more than Towns?
Norman Oder considers some of Roger Green's campaign contributors:

Among Green's contributions were some from people connected to the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement:
--$500 from Hallene Condon of the Darman Group, which has conducted forums for minority and women business owners
--$680 from Keith Lewis of Youth America, which is part of the Downtown Brooklyn Educational Consortium
--$1500 from Richard Hill of Quantum Partners, a Virginia firm that is apparently the minority-owned business hired by Forest City Ratner to provide financial services.

The most recent financial disclosure reports are due by October 15, at which point voters will have a clearer picture of who paid for the last minute rush to target Charles Barron, one of the most outspoken critics of the Atlantic Yards plan.

Posted by lumi at September 14, 2006 9:46 PM