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Ed Koch to Joe and Rev. Al: Make Nice

Since former New York mayor Ed Koch was Sen. Lieberman’s campaign partner at the October 4 fundraiser that set off the recent spat between Lieberman and Rev. Al Sharpton — (Joe attacks Lamont for campaigning with Sharpton; Sharpton accuses Lieberman of race-baiting) — we thought we’d get Koch’s take on the controversy.

Here’s what Koch had to say, via email…

Both Joe Lieberman and Al Sharpton are friends of mine. I am sorry they have gotten caught up in a personal diversion which often happens in a hotly-contested political campaign.

For me, there is only one goal and agenda: reelecting Joe Lieberman to the U.S. Senate. I am putting all of my energies over the next four weeks between now and election day into accomplishing that goal.”


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