“David Weprin is making phone calls trying to scare seniors,” Koch says in the call. They’re nonsense. Weprin should be ashamed of himself. Bob Turner is running for Congress to protect your Medicare and Social Security.”
According to the Turner campaign, the calls are going out to “tens of thousands of households in Brooklyn and Queens,” where Turner is locked in a tight battle with Democrat David Weprin.
At issue is the relentless hammering Turner has taken from Weprin for saying that he would cut 35 percent of the federal budget, which the Weprin campaign has said would decimate social security and Medicare.
This robo-call is far harsher however than anything we have seen in the campaign, and raises the stakes considerably going into the final weeks.
Full text below:
“This is former Mayor Ed Koch.
“I’m calling set the record straight on something.
“David Weprin is making phone calls trying to scare seniors. They’re NONSENSE. Weprin should be ASHAMED of himself.
“Bob Turner is running for Congress to PROTECT your Medicare and Social Security.
“It’s why I ENDORSED BOB TURNER for Congress.
“If anyone tries to scare you with LIES about BOB TURNER, tell ’em ED KOCH told them to KNOCK IT OFF.
“BOB TURNER is the BEST candidate for senior citizens in this race.
“Don’t believe anything else.
“Send Washington a message: Vote for Bob Turner for congress on September 13th.
Bob Turner is supported by Rudy Giuliani, the Liberal Party and me.