UPDATE: Here's video:
At least one candidate has struck back with his own mailer explaining who Vallone is loyal to. Shafran's piece is the first, but likely not the last.
This was the scene outside the Bay Terrace Commmunity Alliance's Candidates' Night last night:
Yet Vallone and Jobs for New York (REBNY and Parkside) won't stop the repetitive hit pieces.
I like the new spelling of "embarrassment", myself.
Since when are there only 4 options? Why is he omitting John Duane, the only current candidate to have actually served in office previously?
Now, check out what a candidate in the 35th Council District in Brooklyn said about Jobs For New York endorsing her:
...the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts founder wants voters to know she did not ask for the PAC's support, nor does she want it.If Paul Vallone was smart, he would be taking the same position. But instead he claims he has no control over what Jobs For New York is doing, and won't denounce their tactics. I guess their money is just too good for him to pass up, especially since he blew most of his coin on lame expenses before petitioning was over and now has less cash on hand to spend within the limit than any other candidate.
Cumbo said she has asked Jobs for New York to "immediately discontinue spending any independent funds in support of [her] campaign."
"Now, some of my supporters are beginning to question my integrity and are asking themselves if I am a development candidate, easily bought and sold. I am not."
"This is horrible," Cumbo added. "Their so-called support of my campaign has done more harm than good in the community."
This is the same guy who puts his banners on the construction fences of teardowns and then poses in front of them. No wonder REBNY loves him.
Looks like Coach Paul really "screwed the pooch" on this one. (Poor doggie.)