Just hours after U.S. Rep. Bob Turner, R-Forest Hills,, the senator’s reelection campaign worked to turn the announcement into some fundraising muscle for her.
An e-mail from the Gillibrand campaign immediately asked residents for a $5 contribution to “show [Turner] what he’s up against.”
The e-mail was titled “Rush’s Guy,” a reference to the fact that Turner’s former company, Multimedia Entertainment, helped to create Rush Limbaugh’s short-lived television talk show in the early 90’s.
In the e-mail, Turner is connected to Limbaugh on multiple occasions. Ultimately, the state goal of the e-mail is to help push Gillibrand over $100,000 in donations by the end of March.
Turner said earlier this week that he plans to ask for the Republican nomination for the Senate at the New York State Republican Convention in Rochester.