On the program, Mr. Obama wove back and forth between somberly discussing the American economy and Mitt Romney’s recently-emerged remarks about 47 percent of the country, and humorously quipping about more happy topics like his daughters. For example, speaking about Sasha and Malia growing up so quickly, the president said, “It worries me, but they’re surrounded by men with guns.” Read More
On Friday morning, Mark Murphy, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Michael Grimm, unleashed his first television ad aiming to draw attention to some of the controversies surrounding the incumbent. “Murphy TV Ad Focuses on Grimm’s Character Flaws” the subject line of Mr. Murphy’s press release read, for example. “With characters like these around him, we can’t help but wonder about Michael Grimm’s character,” the ad itself declared after ticking off a list of “questionable characters.”
While Mr. Grimm’s campaign lashed out at Mr. Murphy at the time, it seems they were already readying a positive ad to boost his character as well. To wit, “Michael Grimm: Our Voice in Washington” quietly popped up on Mr. Grimm’s YouTube channel on Friday, and this morning, his spokeswoman confirmed the ad has been airing in Staten Island and Brooklyn since last week. Read More
There’s an aggressive air war going on in Suffolk County, and it’s all centered around a Politico report that Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop’s campaign made a fundraising request to a constituent Mr. Bishop was helping navigate federal bureaucracy. Republicans saw it as a blatant quid-pro-quo while Mr. Bishop’s supporters, including the constituent himself, argued that there was nothing notable about this chain of events.
“Why is Tim Bishop running a dishonest campaign?” the narrator for Mr. Altschuler’s ad rhetorically asked. “He’s trying to cover up a scandal, a big one!” Read More