From Anthony Brindisi for Congress:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2018
BRINDISI ON CLAUDIA TENNEY’S MISLEADING AD: VOTERS AREN’T BUYING YOUR LIES
Representative Claudia Tenney kicked her divisive partisan rhetoric into high gear today with an ad rife with lies and falsehoods. Anthony Brindisi, candidate for Congress in New York’s 22nd district, released the following statement responding to the ad’s outlandish claims:
“After almost two years of serving in Congress, it’s telling that Claudia Tenney’s first ad is focused on me and not her accomplishments,” said Anthony Brindisi. “I’m not supporting Nancy Pelosi because it’s time for new leadership in Washington. Tenney’s latest attack is straight out of the divisive Washington playbook that we’ve seen year after year, and voters aren’t going to buy it.”
Brindisi added: “This ad is a perfect example of how Tenney’s corporate donors are controlling her campaign. She brags about her vote for the tax plan that caused healthcare premiums to spike for New Yorkers and gives more than 80% of its benefits to the wealthiest 1% of Americans. If she had actually stopped the ‘bad trade deals’ as her ad claims, her favorite company, Harley-Davidson, wouldn’t have moved their manufacturing overseas.”
Brindisi’s record of independence is clear. He publicly announced his opposition to Pelosi and criticized Andrew Cuomo when the governor didn’t prioritize the Mohawk Valley. Claudia Tenney’s ad shows how out of touch she is with Upstate New York voters. The ad claims that Brindisi “crashed the economy,” but Brindisi wasn’t elected until 2011. At that point the Great Recession was years old and Tenney was already an assemblywoman in Albany. Outrageous lies like this show how little she’s paid attention to Upstate New York.
In fact, Brindisi spent his multiple terms in Albany fighting to improve the Upstate New York economy. Brindisi helped create a new career and technical education diploma pathway to prepare high school students for jobs in the trades. In the 2016-2017 school year alone, over 100,000 students took CTE classes. Brindisi also worked with Republicans and Democrats in Albany to bring good-paying jobs to the region, including jobs at the revitalized Utica Auditorium and high-skill jobs at Griffiss airport testing state of the art drone technology.