In his excellent report on the League of Women Voters event, Joe Levy reported:
“Regarding the Saratoga PAC, Ms. Burger said that she spoke with their representatives earlier, but couldn’t figure out what their angle was, and decided not to accept any money from them (I guess she hadn’t seen the list of donors or she might have figured it out).”
I am a bit more skeptical than Joe on this. I asked her weeks ago whether she would seek the endorsement of the PAC and she gave me a carefully parsed, evasive answer. It was well covered by the Gazette and the Saratogian who the principal organizers of this group were and the agenda was clear to the most casual observer. According to his letter in Saratoga Today, Bob Manz interviewed her on behalf of the PAC. Mr. Manz is the CEO of D.A. Collins which is probably the largest construction company in the region. He spoke of her glowingly in his letter.
I have enough respect for Ms. Burger to find it begs credibility that she was so naïve and uninformed that she did not know “what their angle was.”
As for “she decided not to accept money from them” one wonders what she might have told them that she was either offered money from them or expected them to offer her money.