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Reshma Saujani, Carolyn Maloney Challenger, Embraces Wall St. In Bid To Beat Longtime Upper East Side Congresswoman

07/08/2010 09:33 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It's cocktail hour on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and dozens of rich New Yorkers are gathered around a grand piano, sipping white wine in the living room of an elegant high-rise apartment. There is plenty of gossip to be heard, but this is not a social event. The city's moneyed elite have come to commiserate about their growing distaste for their longtime congresswoman, Carolyn B. Maloney -- and to open their wallets for the unlikely 34-year-old challenger they hope will defeat her.

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