Cross posted on Upstate Political Report
Scott Murphy’s (D NY-20) campaign seems to be in a freefall as we head towards election day. From the campaign releasing an advertisement showing a digitized version of his opponent, Colonel Chris Gibson, riding an alligator and accusing Gibson of “feeding on the middle class” to supporters sending out mailers with ludicrous accusations, the stench of desperation is huge.
But a recent accusation on a mailer takes the cake. It accuses Gibson of being against tax cuts for small businesses. If that’s not bad enough, the mailer gives absolutely no indication of what entity or organization paid for the ad. The law requires that mailers indicate the group responsible for the mailers. The Gibson campaign will be turning these over for investigation. Of course, this is an easy risk for Murphy supporters as they can make this accusation at the end of campaign season and deal with the consequences later — when authorities will likely have to sort through numerous complaints from many campaigns. After a bruising election season, such things will not be covered by the media and with the results decided, the general public will not care after November 2nd.
Scott Murphy needs to denounce such tactics. He championed the so-called DISCLOSE Act, claiming he is for openness and transparency. It’s truly sad that he does not seem to be so concerned about such things from his supporters now that he is running behind in polls.
But then, this is nothing new. Murphy claims he wants to help small businesses, get the government out of the way, etc. But he votes almost 90% with Nancy Pelosi’s agenda…..which grows government and gets it involved with more and more of our lives, creating a terrible environment for small businesses.
Let’s hope enough voters see through the Scott Murphy smoke and mirrors on November 2nd.