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A $3.5M campaign for a senator’s pay?

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky speaks during a joint legislative

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky speaks during a joint legislative budget hearing on transportation in Albany, Jan. 20, 2016. Kaminsky faces Republican Chris McGrath in the April 19 Senate election for the seat long held by ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos. Photo Credit: AP

One has to wonder at the incentive to spend $3.5 million, as new State Sen. Todd Kaminsky did, to run for a job that pays $79,500 [“Party politic$,” News, May 22].

Is the incentive influence, power or future job opportunities after leaving office?

Jeffrey Rothburd

Dix Hills

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