Politician Seeks Springsteen Boycott
(Story from AP)
“He thinks making millions with a song-and-dance routine allows him to tell you how to vote,” Marilyn O’Grady says in the 30-second spot. “Here’s my vote: Boycott the Boss. If you don’t buy his politics, don’t buy his music.”
Springsteen was among more than 20 prominent musicians who announced on Aug. 4 that they would hold a series of anti-Bush fund-raising concerts under the “Vote for Change” banner in 28 cities in October.
O’Grady, a conservative Republican, launched her campaign after Republican Gov. George Pataki and the state GOP’s leadership handed the party’s Senate nomination to Howard Mills, a little-known legislator who supports abortion rights and civil unions for gays. Polls have shown Schumer running far ahead of both O’Grady and Mills.
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