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Ousted Democratic district leader Michael Geller wants to create the Intelligent Voters Association

Ousted Democratic district leader wants to form an intelligent, bi-partisan party

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A Sheepshead Bay Democratic district leader who lost his re-election bid last week after more than 25 years in office says he plans to create a new bi-partisan club dubbed the “Intelligent Voters Association.”

“It won’t matter if you’re a democrat, a republican, a libertarian, a conservative, or a tea partier — we’re going to work together to find candidates that are interested in the city, country, and community, and we’ll do everything to get him elected,” said Michael Geller, who has been a member of the High-Way Democratic Club, the second oldest Democratic group in Brooklyn, since 1989.

Geller, a writer who penned “Three Strikes, You’re Dead” and “Heroes Also Die” before becoming a Democratic district leader, said he plans to host an open house featuring representatives from various electoral factions in November, and hopes that community leaders from Jewish, Russian, Tea Party, and liberal communities will be in attendance.

“I think people are at the point where they’re not happy with either party and they’re looking to put something together where they don’t have to vote along party lines,” said Geller. “They want to vote for people.”

Russian journalist Ari Kagan bested Geller at the polls on Sept. 13, gaining more than 60 percent of the vote.

Geller said that while he recruits members for his new club, he’ll be writing another book that he claims will dabble in current events.

“This district has seen a lot of interesting cases and a lot of interesting people: Rep. Anthony Weiner, state Sen. Carl Kruger, and former Gov. Spitzer,” said Geller. “I don’t want to do a tell-all, someone would shoot me, but I will do something. It’s been a while since I wrote my last book, and I’ve got a few good ideas.”

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Reader Feedback

Yuri says:
Headline should have been: "Geller's Next Best Seller". Looks like you should nix Nixson.
Sept. 28, 2012, 1:22 pm
Paul W from Sheepshead Bay says:
Geller isn't interested in anyone else's point of view but his own. He's not going to get my respect as long as he disrespects the rights of others to have a say as well. I'm glad this DINO (Democrat In Name Only) lost the election. Not that I think Kagan is any better but a shakeup of the status quo is in order.
Oct. 1, 2012, 2:43 pm

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