In the same interview with Fred Dicker where Bob Turner announced that he was relying on “The Pataki Strategy” of running up big numbers in New York City –boosted by his superior name recognition–to oust a Democrat in a statewide election, and where he hinted about a soon-to-be-forthcoming endorsement from Rudy Giuliani, he also said that he and his opponents in the GOP Senate primary ”are not taking shots at each other.”
As we pointed out, this isn’t really accurate, not with George Maragos comparing Mr. Turner to Barack Obama and accusing him of fomenting racial strife.
Now it appears that Wendy Long has joined the fray, with a point-by-point rebuttal of Mr. Turner’s interview with Mr. Dicker.
Did Bob Turner step on his own good news?
Today he was asked by Fred Dicker on his radio show if he had any upcoming surprises in his GOP Senate primary, like say an endorsement from Rudy Giuliani, and if there were such an endorsement forthcoming, would it even matter?
Yes, Mr. Turner said. Mr. Giuliani would make a difference. And yes, he added, there are some surprises in store.
Mr. Dicker pressed further, and low and behold, not a few hours later comes the following into The Politicker’s inbox.