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Lazio's Wall St. ties and Levy's reaction

The trendy thing to do this season is to blame your rival for office for the ills of the cratered economy. What Rick Lazio's detractors have to work with in the governor's race is his record in Congress and his subsequent career on Wall Street. Click here for Tom Maier's account of how Lazio has benefitted in the financial sector both personally and as a recipient of contribution. The Glass Stegall vote makes for an interesting discussion -- and from Lazio's perspective raises questions about Levy's Republican bona fides. Carl Paladino also comments in the piece.

For the record, Levy sends along a press release that includes this additional whack on his chief rival for the GOP nomination for governor:

"In the 1990s, Mr. Lazio....  answered the question of whether or not Senators and Congressmen should be legally prohibited from lobbying Congress for five years after leaving office. Shortly after he left office, Mr. Lazio was lobbying Congress for the banking industry."



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