Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Ratner Clan Likes Ed Towns

Four Ratners including Bruce and his extended family in Ohio, as well as Forest City Ratner's Cleveland-based parent Forest City Enterprises have contributed a total of $12,300 to entrenched incumbent Congressman Ed Towns in Brooklyn's 10th Congressional District. The Atlantic Yards Report breaks that news today:
...The contributors include Forest City Enterprises executives Albert Ratner and Jonathan Ratner, both residents of the Cleveland area, Forest City Ratner executive Bruce Ratner, as well as Brooklynite Rachel Ratner, the daughter of Forest City Enterprises executive Chuck Ratner...
Towns supports Atlantic Yards, while his September 9th primary challenger Kevin Powell opposes the Atlantic Yards project.

While the project is certainly not the central issue in the congressional primary race, the developer's largesse—coming from as far as Cleveland—shows how Ratner likes to cover all of his political bases.

As we stated last week, there is at least one federal angle to the Atlantic Yards controversy.


At 10:36 AM, Blogger charles said...

At least Towns provides us with full transparency. We don't even know who Powell has given money to, as he still hasn't filed his pre-primary report.

In fact, he didn't even properly file as a candidate yet!

At 10:37 AM, Blogger charles said...

Correction - We don't even know who has given Kevin Powell money.


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