Team Whelan launched two websites in as many daysagainst two of their opponents, state Sen. Sonny McCullough and Assembly candidate Vince Polistina.
In a press release, district 2 Democrats’ campaign spokesman Raiyan Syed said of Polistina, “Beware the ‘$6 Million-Dollar Man’ masquerading as a taxpayers’ advocate in the state Assembly contest. The candidate scrambling to hide his record is Republican Vince Polistina, who has spent the last several years truly advocating for one lone taxpayer: himself. Using the political system in ways he’d rather the voters not know about, Polistina has pocketed nearly $6 millionfrom 13 government entities, even wrangling multiple no-bid, pay-to-play government contracts.”
Syed said the new website, features a television ad supported by the relevant government documents.
“Of course, engineering is a public job,” he said. “You design roads, you design bridges, you design parks and you design utility systems; and so of course engineers are going to do public work.
“I’m very proud of the work I’ve done,” he added, and said the $6 million was over a six-year period.
The other website, targetsAssemblyman Jim Whelan’s opponent, Sen. Sonny McCullough, which calls into question the senator’sholding multiple taxpayer-funded jobs,and claiming his opposition to dual office-holding but refusing to relinquish one of his public offices, among other things,Syed said.
McCullough last week said he anticipated a big hit coming.