Going Negative in Judicial Races

The New York Times had a story this morning about Devin Cohen, a judicial candidate whose failure to file taxes didn’t prevent him from getting elected to the Civil Court in Brooklyn.

Before the election, a reader received this mailer from Devlin’s opponent, Roger Adler. It’s pretty blunt, and even include this line at the bottom: “Cohen should be more worried about an ethics investigation where he could lose his license, than running for judge.”

But no matter. Cohen won.

I’m not sure how widely the mailer went out, or who (if anybody) really covered this race.

Relatedly: A mailer by Manhattan surrogate candidate John Reddy about Nora Anderson’s $225,000 loan from a contributor didn’t stop Anderson from winning that race.

Going Negative in Judicial Races