A hint of déjà vu is in the air, as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand works on her campaign for re-election, she is supposedly switching her strategies to digging up dirt on her opponent, which is much like Hillary Clinton’s infamous tactics in the recent presidential election.
Wall Street headhunter Regina Glocker has reportedly been recruited by Gillibrand to do opposition research on her GOP opponent Chele Chiavacci Farley. Coincidently, in the 1980s, Glocker and Farley were roommates at Dartmouth, and then in 1998, both shared the same Hamptons summer house.
In addition to her long personal history with Farley, Glocker, who is employed by the high-end financial executive search firm Hedley May, also has extensive contacts on Wall Street. All this has made her a prime choice for Gillibrand’s campaign to seek assistance from.
The Page Six source who provided this information also said, “Glocker is being talked about on Wall Street as Gillibrand’s hatchet woman.” While other sources claim that Glocker’s work for Gillibrand is in an unofficial capacity.
Gillibrand’s spokesman told Page Six, “Senator Gillibrand has not in any manner engaged any outside person or firm, paid or unpaid, to conduct opposition research; nor does she have plans to do so.”
Co-founder of Hedley May and Glocker’s boss, Anthony May said, “Hedley May is a nonpolitical and nonpartisan organization and therefore does not act for any political organization in either a paid or pro bono capacity. Members of the firm supporting any political party in any way are doing so in a personal capacity only.”
This whole situation is reminiscent of when the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee hired the opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump during the last presidential race. Recent revelations have shown Fusion GPS to be a major player in the Russian investigation, according to a Fox News report last month. The article said, “The political firm was behind the controversial dossier that contained numerous colorful but unverifiable allegations about Trump’s connections to Russia.”
By Rebecca Gold