rudy to the rescue
Later this afternoon, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be holding a press conference on the steps of City Hall to specifically condemn a controversial campaign advertisement sent out in the Republican primary for a Queens State Senate seat.
The mailer, produced by attorney Juan Reyes’s campaign, accused his GOP rival, Councilman Eric Ulrich, of being hypocritical on gay marriage because, among other things, he has dinner with an openly gay colleague on the City Council and has hired gay staffers in his government office. New York State, of course, has a statute that would forbid this type of discrimination in hiring.
To Catch a Predator
Step aside “neo-Nazi,” hello “child predator”?
The latest charge in the high-profile special election to replace former State Senator Carl Kruger emerged yesterday when The Politicker reported the New York Senate Democrats were running ads accusing the Republican candidate, David Storobin, of being a “shady lawyer” willing to work “overtime to keep child predators out of jail.”
The attack was based off of Mr. Storobin’s law firm’s website listing the federal crimes it will defend, which includes child pornography. The text, which further says, “We don’t need a State Senator who stands up for child molesters,” is juxtaposed with the large face of a crying child with Mr. Storobin providing an ominous stare in the background.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, Mr. Storobin’s campaign spokesman, David Simpson, expressed disagreement with these charges.
An attack mailer from the New York Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is accusing Republican State Senate candidate David Storobin of wanting to protect online child predators, because his law firm’s website indicates they would defend related federal cases in court.
The mailer, forwarded to The Politicker by a reader in the district, goes straight for the jugular, announcing not only that Mr. Storobin “doesn’t share our values,” but that he is a “shady criminal defense lawyer whose website boasts about helping defend alleged murderers, armed robbers and drunk drivers.”
“Even worse, David Storobin’s law firm brags that it represents people charged with federal child pornography,” the mailer further reads. “David Storobin should be ashamed.”