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Paladino Calls Utica Assembly Candidate “Mob-Connected”

6 Jul

Republicans Throughout New York Seek Paladino's Endorsement

I have no idea why Carl Paladino’s Ellicott Development is busy emailing anything to me, nor do I give a crap about a special election in the 116th Assembly District, wherever that is.  But in that email, touting the candidacy of one “Greg Johnson”, a Republican who has just killed his chances by seeking and obtaining the endorsement of a toxic failed gubernatorial candidate and bully, Paladino describes Johnson’s Democratic opponent thusly:

On the contrary his opponent is a personal injury lawyer in his family’s shady mob connected law firm.  On the Utica School Board, he’s raised taxes and increased spending ever year.  He is just not ready or tested to take on the challenges of Albany.

He will use his family’s vast resources to distort Greg’s record and smear his name.  This is the only course of action he has as his experience and record as a injury lawyer and tax and spend school board member do not match up to Greg’s.

The emphasis there is mine.

A quick Google search reveals that the Democrat is 32 year-old Utica school board member and attorney Anthony Brindisi. This interview reveals him to be anything but a New York City, Upper West Side, mob-connected socialist Paladino smears him as.

I’ll be contacting the Brindisi campaign today to ask them to respond to Paladino’s poorly chosen and defamatory accusation.