ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Rick Lazio’s underfunded campaign for governor of New York attracted big donors dedicated to anti-terror efforts after he called for a probe of funding for the proposed Ground Zero mosque.
State records show Long Island real estate developer and philanthropist Lawrence Kadish and his wife, Susan, contributed $75,000 to Lazio’s campaign beginning July 26.READ MORE: Dozens Of West Point Cadets Required To Repeat A Year After Cheating Scandal, 8 Expelled
Kadish has served the Hudson Institute think tank for global security, which states Kadish had advised Americans for Victory over Terrorism and advocacy groups for Israel.
Lazio and Kadish, an active Republican donor in Lazio’s base, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.READ MORE: COVID In New York: Variants Blamed For Nearly Half Of New Infections In Past Week
Lazio began calling for a probe July 7.
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