Rick Lazio rolled out a new ad this morning, attacking Andrew Cuomo as the personification of Albany, in an attempt to broaden his focus from what has been a mosque-centric campaign over the past few weeks. (Drawing rebukes from the Times and the Post, among others.)
It’s the first ad from Lazio’s campaign—the previous ones were paid for by the Conservative Party—and the Lazio camp told Politico it was a $200,000 ad buy, which is about a third of what Lazio had on hand in the last filing.
(The state Dems issued a quick response in the form of a quote from Jay Jacobs: “It’s no surprise that Lazio’s ad doesn’t say one word about himself or his record because the only thing he could say is he’s a Wall Street lobbyist who got a $1.3 million dollar taxpayer funded bonus.”)
Not to be outdone, Andrew Cuomo is up with a new ad of his own, which—predictably—makes no mention of Lazio. Cuomo never appears, and as Celeste points out, it doesn’t even mention he’s running for governor.
Here they are in, order of their appearance (in my inbox):