"The last thing I wanted to do is alienate...the senator."
An ex-North Hempstead Town Councilman met Adam for lunch at Coolfish, a restaurant in Syosset, to give Adam a check for $20,000, authorities said.
"I have to think about the next election," the senator told his son.
Durego said Skelos lost his temper with officials affiliated with the Real Estate Board of New York, telling the men he'd "F" them if they didn't "pony up" and donate to keep Republicans in control of the state Senate.
"He's full of shit," Dean Skelos said of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
"Senator Skelos pressured, and his son got paid. It wasn't just politics as usual, it was corrupt."
“Stop taking advantage of me!"
The stage is now set for the gubernatorial race between Cuomo and Republican candidate, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive.
“When Andrew Cuomo picked a fight with me, he was really picking a fight with the voters of New York,” Teachout told the Press.
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