Corey Johnson – Usually a candidate’s job is front and center on their résumé when they’re running for office, but in Johnson’s case his employment was suspiciously absent from his campaign website. That’s probably because the openly gay City Council candidate worked from 2008 to 2010 as director of government and community affairs for GFI Development, a Wall Street-based real estate firm that has made more than $30,000 in donations to candidates who oppose gay marriage. GFI was also sued by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for engaging in illegal lending discrimination—not exactly the best type of company to be associated with when you’re running as a progressive in Manhattan. After the blog City Council Watch exposed Johnson’s connection to GFI and The Post followed up, GFI finally popped up in Johnson’s bio this week. Unfortunately for Johnson, the news stories about his hidden past will be even harder to scrub from the Internet than his work history.You can go to City and State and vote for Corey Johnson as this week's biggest loser.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Corey Johnson: Biggest Loser
Seems that the political web site City and State is running a poll on this week's Biggest Loser. Among the candidates is our good buddy Corey Johnson: