From the NY Post:
A former dairy-company executive was thrilled to advertise his campaign for Queens borough president on millions of milk containers, plunking down thousands in moo-lah to see his smiling mug on milk jugs across the city.
But Robert Schwartz's blood curdled when the containers were yanked from store shelves last month, without explanation, after just a day.
The Democrat was shocked to learn that at least some of the milk was destroyed after someone complained to distributor Elmhurst Dairy about his ads.
Schwartz believes up to 9,000 gallons of milk in containers featuring his ad were destroyed around Aug. 10.
Schwartz, 54, contracted to spend $70,000 for up to five weeks of advertising on 25 million containers.
He was so outraged when Elmhurst Dairy killed the campaign messages that he refused a refund on his $15,000 down payment.
When Schwartz asked why the campaign was slaughtered, a manager at Elmhurst Dairy claimed he didn't know the company had accepted political advertising.
Now the Forest Hills politician, one of two Democrats challenging incumbent Helen Marshall, is taking the brouhaha to court.
Schwartz is suing Elmhurst Dairy and Milk Jug Media, the company that handled the ad contract, for $5 million in Queens Supreme Court and asking a judge to reinstate the ads. Elmhurst Dairy declined to comment, and Milk Jug Media did not respond to messages.