Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Vallone supporters now using violent imagery against Graziano
Goodness, now we're setting other candidates on fire, Mr. Vallone?
How many times can you send out different versions of the same hit piece?
I suppose desperate candidates call for desperate measures. This is obviously a stock photo of a "family" nowhere near Queens.
So much for the "family man" Mr. Vallone purports himself to be.
Tony Avella, Chrissy Voskerichian, Paul Graziano, Austin Shafran and John Duane will be denouncing these mailers today at 12 noon at the Bayside LIRR station.
Even the Daily News has noticed. And instead of manning up, Paul Vallone denies any knowledge of the smear campaign:
“Anybody who thinks Paul Vallone’s politics and policies will be affected by a piece of mail clearly does not know him,” he said.
What? How about denouncing the mailer? Obviously, Paul Vallone isn't man enough to do that.
And FYI, from Crains:
The City Council's Progressive Caucus fired a warning shot at the Real Estate Board of New York Monday in the form of a legislative proposal to severely limit the real estate industry's ability to spend money on political campaigns.
The council should seek to close the "LLC loophole" in state campaign finance law that allows many real estate corporations to give $150,000 to independent expenditures like REBNY's "Jobs for New York" political action committee, according to a memo from Councilman Brad Lander obtained by The Insider.
Mr. Lander, who co-chairs the council's Progressive Caucus, is unlikely to find much support for his bill during an election year, with more than half of the council up for re-election and several of the Democrats running for mayor benefiting from independent expenditures on their behalf.