You are correct, I don't know the exact details of a specific person in the NE. Too many people are Liberals first, and everything else second. Take Jews. In Isreal they are conservative, but in the US they are Liberals first and Jewish second.
The Wall Street/northeastern liberal establishment operates behind stooges of various ethnic groups. Many of these stooges are Jews, Blacks, Hispanics and nominal Catholics (especially ones of Irish descent) as well as corrupt clergymen (e.g., Fr. Ted Hesburgh of Chase Manhattan fame). The trick is to play off groups against each other, the "liberation" movements of the 1960s being a prime example.