Friday, March 27, 2009

New GOP Tack: Running Against Wall Street?

That's the tack New York State Assemblyman Jim Tedisco is taking in his campaign against Democratic venture capitalist Scott Murphy to win the seat in New York's 20th Congressional District vacated by Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate. From Tedisco's campaign website ("Tedisco Holds Main Street Walk, Blasts Wall Street AIG Values Of Scott Murphy"):

“Today, I am listening to the people on Main Street about what their needs are and how together, we can create jobs and put our economy on the Road to Recovery. Unfortunately, Main Street is hurting because of the unchecked greed on Wall Street and incompetence in Washington that has allowed companies like AIG to receive millions of dollars in executive bonuses,” Tedisco said.

“My opponent continues to evade answering the question of whether he supported AIG handing out $165 million bonuses or just rubber-stamped a bill he didn’t read,” Tedisco said. “The choice in this race is clear between Main Street jobs and Wall Street greed.”

Even though the race is for an upstate district, New York City-area talk radio station WABC has been airing ads for Tedisco hammering that point about the AIG bonuses. According to MSNBC, RNC Chairman Michael Steele has been pouring a lot of resources into Tedisco's campaign.

The photo above comes from Tedisco's website.

1 comment:

DaveinHackensack said...

Since I posted this, an article in the NY Times and one in the LA Times made similar points about the anti-Wall Street tack. As of a few minutes ago, the Democrat Scott Murphy was leading the Republican Jim Tedisco by 65 votes, with all precincts reporting.