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Stringer to hedge fund billionaires: City Hall is not for sale

Stringer: “We can’t let anyone — whether they’re a Republican, a former Republican, or a corporate Democrat — undermine public education. And as Mayor, I’ll be ready on day one to stand up for our children and deliver on my bold progressive vision for New York City.”

New York, NY – As hedge fund billionaires continue to donate millions of dollars to Super PACs supporting his opponents, Scott Stringer today stood in front of the homes of two of those billionaires to deliver a clear message: City Hall is not for sale.

Billionaire Republican donors and charter school supporters Kenneth Griffin and Dan Loeb have in recent days donated a total of $2 million to Super PACs supporting Eric Adams and Andrew Yang. Yang’s Super PAC has also received contributions from anti-union mega-donor Jeff Yass, who funded a PAC pushing pro-Donald Trump conspiracies, while Adams’ Super PAC also received contributions from bigwig Republican donors Stanley Druckenmiller and Paul Tudor Jones.

Stringer delivered remarks outside Kenneth Griffin’s $200 million apartment at 220 Central Park South before marching with a group of supporters past the Trump International Hotel & Tower to Dan Loeb’s apartment building at 15 Central Park West to conclude the event.

“One month from Election Day, I am the only thing stopping a group of billionaires from buying City Hall and privatizing city government,” said Comptroller Scott Stringer. “They are funding Eric Adams’ and Andrew Yang’s campaigns because they are determined to buy City Hall — but they know I can’t be bought. And as enemies of public education, they know that I’m a public school parent who will always fight for public schools and the 1 million young New Yorkers that attend them. We can’t let anyone — whether they’re a Republi can, a former Republican, or a corporate Democrat — undermine public education. And as Mayor, I’ll be ready on day one to stand up for our children and deliver on my bold progressive vision for New York City.”

Video of the press conference available here.

Scott Stringer grew up in Washington Heights in the 1970s. He attended P.S. 152 on Nagle Avenue and I.S. 52 on Academy Street. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, a CUNY school.

Stringer was elected City Comptroller in 2013. Prior to serving as Comptroller, he was Manhattan Borough President from 2006 to 2013 and represented the Upper West Side in the New York State Assembly from 1992 to 2005. He and his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, live in Manhattan with their two children, Max and Miles.

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