The Nassau County Democratic Committee is using the pay raises for GOP county legislative leaders as a fundraising tool.
“Thank you Peter Schmitt!” the committee says in an e-mail to supporters. That would be Peter Schmitt, the GOP presiding officer who arranged for a hefty hike in his stipend on Monday.
The e-mail reads:
“We are fighting to bring the Democratic Party back NOW!
“Your contributions are vital to our success.
“If everyone helped a little, we would win a lot!”
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