In the blame game going around Democratic circles in the wake of the loss of Anthony Weiner’s old Congressional seat, most of the finger-pointing has been directed toward Queens Democratic Party boss Joe Crowley and his hand-picked candidate, David Weprin.
But the masterminds behind the Weprin campaign–Democratic political consultants The Parkside Group– have been in for a little blame as well, since they managed to lose one of the most closely watched races in the nation despite a 3-1 registration advantage.
So how are they handling the ignominy? By sending out a press release touting their victories, of course:
The Parkside Group congratulates our victorious clients in yesterday’s elections. From the Mohawk Valley of Central New York, to the Hudson Valley communities of Rockland County, we’re honored to have worked with such great (and successful) candidates for public office.
In Rockland County, we are thrilled Lou Falco defeated heavy-favorite Tim O’Neill in a spirited Democrat Primary for Sheriff. Despite having never run for office before, Falco bested the high-spending O’Neill, who was the Democratic nominee for the office four years ago. We are proud to have been Lou’s general strategist and media consultant for this rough and tumble campaign. Lou is truly a law enforcement professional and we know he’ll be a tough, fair and accomplished Sheriff.
In the Mohawk Valley, we are proud to have worked with our friends at SEIU on an independent expenditure campaign to elect Democrat Anthony Brindisi to the New York State Assembly. In a district where Republicans are typically the victors, Brindisi currently holds a commanding 2,000 vote lead.
In Queens, we are proud to have been the chief strategists for Democrat Michael Simanowitz, who “handily defeated” his Republican opponent yesterday and will be sworn into the New York State Assembly. We have known Michael for years and are positive that he will be a truly exceptional legislator and public servant (just like his esteemed predecessor, the Hon. Nettie Mayersohn).
Although the results weren’t what we had hoped for, we are proud to have been part of David Weprin’s campaign team in his race for Congress. We would like to thank David, his family, his dedicated campaign staff and the thousands of volunteers who worked so hard over the last two months. We’d also like to recognize some of the great leaders in the Democratic Party that we worked with, including the staff and leadership of the DCCC. David may not be going to Congress, but we know he will continue his fight to improve our economy and create jobs as a powerful voice in the State Assembly.
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