August 29, 2012

To the Editor:

Regardless of how well placed or connected Brad Hoylman is, I think it is a sad state of affairs that a person connected with big real estate interests will be the one to replace Tom Duane (“Hoylman Longest on Specifics, Repeatedly a Target in Debate With Broad Agreement,” by Duncan Osborne, Aug. 29-Sep. 11). Most of us here in Manhattan –– most likely a surprise to you and your high living associates –– struggle to hold on to a place to live (whether we're straight or gay). People attending to the real estate interests of New York University will not be representing me in Albany. Just look at the pile of money this guy has in his pot compared to the other two candidates. With this election, it looks like the moral base that Duane represented will be lowered. Sad, but this definitely fits 2012 American politics.

William Stribling



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