John Banks playing both sides of the aisle
By the numbers: REBNY has contributed $236,750 to Democrats this year, which is $57,000 more than 2016, according to the WSJ. Donations to Republicans has decreased from $485,200 to $372,850.
Heard on K Street: REBNY’s John Banks knows how to play the game… “Nothing is so black and white that we would say we’re one way or another… Obviously if this blue wave is what it is, we’ll have to build new relationships with new legislators and we look forward to doing that.”
Read between the lines: A number of progressive Democrats are pushing to eliminate the practice of vacancy decontrol. REBNY is trying to save the day.