Comptroller Candidate Holds Epic Press Conference Crashed by Controversial Pol

Thomas Lopez-Pierre standing with Stringer supporters as they denounced Eliot Spitzer for allowing the same man at his press conference yesterday.
Thomas Lopez-Pierre (back row, third from the right) standing with Stringer supporters as they denounced Eliot Spitzer for allowing the same man at his press conference yesterday.

Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer’s supporters gathered in front of a public housing complex this afternoon, railing against his opponent, Eliot Spitzer, for appearing at an event alongside a race-baiting candidate. They did this as the same controversial pol, Thomas Lopez-Pierre, stood beside them.

The end result was one of the wilder press conferences of this year’s election cycle.

“We are gathered here at the Douglass Houses as a community to repudiate one of the things that Eliot Spitzer has done, which is he has embraced individuals who are hate mongers,” said community activist Brian Benjamin at the event, which was crashed by Mr. Lopez-Pierre.

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