Hiram Monserrate supporters are conducting robocalls equating him to “President Obama” because “he believes we need to put people before politics.”
On Tuesday, critics of Monserrate sent out a robocall saying, “Hiram Monserrate has abandoned Barack Obama and everything we believe in.”
The pro-Monserrate robocall says he’s “a Democrat,” and that he “formed a coalition government that passed meaningful reform.”
A reader played me the message that was left on their answering machine at 5:04 p.m. on Saturday. Here’s what it says.
“Hello, I’m calling to tell you about Senator Hiram Monserrate. Senator Monserrate is fighting to change Albany because, like President Obama, he believes we need to put people before politics. Senator Monserrate formed a coalition government that passed meaningful reform. Reform that will help create jobs, finance education, health care and other services. The special interests are spreading lies and launching vicious attacks. Don’t believe them. They don’t care about our neighborhoods. Join Senator Hiram Monserrate, a Democrat, in fighting for a better Queens and a better New York. Thank you.”