New York Congressional Candidate Challenges Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Paul Singer to a Debate

by Michael Krieger
Liberty Blitzkrieg

This is a pretty genius move by Zephyr Teachout.

First, some background, via the Huffington Post:

In May, billionaire Paul Singer fundamentally changed one of the most interesting political contests of 2016. The vulture fund manager wrote a $500,000 check to a super PAC supporting John Faso, a Republican trying to fill an open congressional seat in New York’s Hudson Valley. Overnight, Faso became a serious contender in a race that had been dominated by progressive Democrat Zephyr Teachout.

Faso had been relying on super PAC funding from another hedge fund billionaire, Robert Mercer, to get through a much tighter primary contest on the Republican side. When Singer signed on in May, Faso had the firepower to challenge Teachout in the general election.

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