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Ex-Leg. hosts top Obama adviser in fundraising event

Former Suffolk Legis. Jon Cooper remains a financial mover and shaker, hosting President Barack Obama’s top strategist David Axelrod on Monday night in a $500 a head fundraiser at Cooper's Lloyd Harbor home.

Cooper’s event is limited to 125 people but also has  $2,500 event chair and $1,000 sponsor tickets which include a VIP reception and photo with Axelrod. There’s even a cheaper $250 ticket for those labeled GEN-44, young professionals.

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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Hollywood actor and director Danny Glover urging New York City to keep horse carriages. Actress Edie Falco making a TV ad to abolish horse carriages. Ex-Sony exec Mitch Singer, last week: “Why do so many believe that this is Sony’s war to fight?"

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