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New York News
Tue September 11, 2012
Ahead of NY primary, campaign ads, fliers get mean
With New York's state primary election just two days away, the advertisements in some races have taken a nasty turn. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports.
Often, the ads aren't linked to a candidate but are cloaked in secrecy.
In a New York City Senate primary pitting incumbent Democrat Shirley Huntley against city councilman James Sanders Jr., a flier using racially charged language accuses the state attorney general of a "political lynching" for indicting Huntley on corruption charges.
Huntley is black. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is white.
A web flier in western New York attributed to The Committee to Save The Erie County Republican Party is strongly anti-gay. That's a slap at incumbent Sen. Mark Grisanti, a Republican whose vote helped the state pass same sex marriage. His opponent, lawyer Kevin Stocker, called the flier disgusting.
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