Corzine - The Company He Keeps
Senator Corzine was “teaming up“ with Kushner, as late as last year, to buy the New Jersey Nets basketball team. Senator Lautenberg was mighty chummy with Kushner too, based upon this account from USA Today.
Democratic Sen. Jon Corzine is teaming up with a prominent developer on a potential bid to buy the New Jersey Nets basketball team to keep it from relocating to New York, according to Corzine's home-state Senate colleague [Frank Lautenberg].Obviously the Corzine – Kushner partnership came darn close to becoming the owners of the Nets.
In a phone conversation with developer Charles Kushner on Tuesday, New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg said the real estate mogul confirmed that he and Corzine were exploring the purchase of the team.
"They'd be excellent owners, both Jon Corzine and Charlie Kushner," Lautenberg said. "The biggest protection for us is to have owners who are committed to (keeping) the team."
Bruce C. Ratner, the developer who wants to move the New Jersey Nets to downtown Brooklyn, reached an agreement yesterday to buy the team for $300 million, defeating a similar offer by Charles Kushner and Senator Jon S. Corzine, the team said.
Let's hope as the 2005 campaign gets underway, the MSM will remind the voters about Corzine's ties with Kushner and the other corrupt Democrat Party leaders. Okay hope springs eternal.