Bay Ridge Interpol Links McMahon Aide to Grimm Patron Molinari
The Bay Ridge Interpol is reporting that Jennifer Nelson, the campaign spokesperson who caused the McMahon campaign a great deal of embarrassment this past week, is actually a former employee of Mike Grimm’s major sponsor.
More intrigue perhaps?
Here is an excerpt of their piece (and we invite you to visit their site here):
Until last week Jennifer Nelson was Congressman McMahon Spokeswoman. However, Nelson was fired after she handed a folder to a reporter from The Observer that allegedly said “Grimm Jewish Money Q2”.
Apparently, Nelson was trying to insinuate that most of Republican House hopeful Michael Grimm’s donors were wealthy Jews from outside the 13th Congressional District which includes all of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn.Naturally, Grimm took the story and ran with it – trying to bury McMahon. However, much to his chagrin, McMahon got in front of it and the story never really caught fire.
Nevertheless, after digging with our hands for a few minutes, we found this wasn’t the first time Jennifer Nelson had made the news for doing something stupid on McMahon’s watch.
Back in April, Nelson was reprimanded for using her Facebook account to build hype for Republican Nicole Malliotakis to run against Democratic Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer. Nelson, a registered voter not registered with a political party, later balked saying she had only clicked to become a “fan” of the Nicole Malliotakis’ page but later reconsidered and took her name off. Others say Nelson did more than that but deleted the evidence once the story broke.
But wait, there’s more!
Who is Michael Grimm’s #1 cheerleader on Staten Island and who did Jennifer Nelson used to work for? None other than former Staten Island Borough President Guy V. Molinari. Nelson served as press secretary to Molinari for several years.
We have not independently confirmed this story, and we are reaching out to Interpol to confirm it with them.
Stay tuned for more details.