From the Daily News:
Some advocates for women are saying state Senate candidate John Messer should dump disgraced former City Councilman Dennis Gallagher as a political advisor.
Gallagher, who pled guilty to sexual abuse in 2008, is currently fighting a civil lawsuit filed by his victim.
Messer has launched an aggressive primary challenge to state Sen. Toby Stavisky for the Democratic nomination.
“This, in my opinion, shows incredibly poor judgement,” said state Sen. Liz Krueger.
“I don’t know Mr. Messer but I know quite a bit about the history of Mr. Gallagher. He continues to argue that the woman he violated shared some responsibility for that action.”
Messer’s supporters downplayed Gallagher’s involvement in the campaign — saying he has no direct role.
“Why would you want someone like that working for you?” asked Ann Jawin of the Center for the Women of New York.
Messer and Stavisky will have a rare joint appearance on Wednesday night at a forum sponsored by the Queensboro Hill Civic Association.
The event starts at 7 p.m. at New York Hospital Queens.
While the women's objection is nothing more than a 3rd party attack on a guy trying to upend the Queens Democratic machine, the reality is that voters really do need to think twice about anyone seeking advice from Dennis Gallagher. Why haven't Jawin and Krueger called out Peter Koo for also employing Gallagher?