NEWSDAY: GARBARINO TAXPAYER-FUNDED MAILER RAISES EYEBROWS

09/14/2020


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 14, 2020

CONTACT: Remmington@JackieGordonforCongress.com

 

 

NEWSDAY: GARBARINO TAXPAYER-FUNDED MAILER RAISES EYEBROWS

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Today, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jackie Gordon, Democratic candidate for New York’s Second Congressional District, flags NewsDay article highlighting the misuse of taxpayer-funded literature to campaign. 

 

Constituents in NY-02 have received tax-payer funded mailers from State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, who used official funds as an opportunity to campaign. Additionally, many of these mailers arrived during the 60-day blackout period mandated for such mass mailings before a general election. This blackout period allows for the protection of the integrity of our elections.

 

“One advantage that Republican Andrew Garbarino has in his bid for Pete King’s old seat in CD2 is his elected berth in Albany, a benefit of which was evident in taxpayer-funded literature that recently hit mailboxes from Garbarino’s Assembly office”, said Newsday reporter Mark Cusano. 

 

“This is a misuse of tax-payer dollars and a clear violation of the blackout period,” said Remmington F. Belford,  Communications Director for the Jackie Gordon for Congress campaign. “This is not an isolated incident. Campaigns across the nation are being subjected to this behavior by incumbent elected officials who misuse official funds to campaign. Our campaign is committed to maintaining the integrity of our elections and does not condone this type of behavior.” 

 

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