Evening Read: ‘Under the Scourge of Slavery’

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Headline of the day: “Kirsten Gillibrand Debuts 9/11 Ad During Yankees-Orioles Game Five.”

While the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle declared Ms. Gillibrand’s opponent, Wendy Long, “an interesting candidate, at some level.”

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has a new ad out stressing her commitment to Medicare and Social Security. It throws the carpetbagger charge at her Democratic rival, Sean Patrick Maloney, more subtly than ads past.

While the DCCC went after GOP Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle on Medicare with their latest ad and AFSCME attacked incumbent Republican Rep. Chris Gibson over Medicare and Social Security. We’re starting to see a pattern here.

As a side note, we were rather confused by GOP congressional contender Maggie Brook‘s latest attack on incumbent Rochester Rep. Louise Slaughter. Ms. Slaughter said the Citizens United decision was “the worst Supreme Court decision since Dred Scott,” so Ms. Brooks’ campaign declared, “In an affront to every sensible Monroe County voter, Louise yesterday compared her campaign to the plight of former slave Dred Scott and the millions of African-Americans who suffered under the scourge of slavery.”

This “Charlie Rangel edition” of a Mississippi assault rifle seems moderately terrible. Quote the ad, “Like Rangel, this little Suchka AK rifle loves the green and hides well in spinach.”

Assemblyman Frank Skartados clamored in Poughkeepsie about the need for a minimum wage hike in the “Bain Bus Tour.”

Politicker just noticed several campaign videos produced by Townsend Harris High School for Queens politicians a couple weeks ago. Our favorites were “Grace Meng Style,” a K-Pop-themed ad for congressional candidate Grace Meng, and this public safety announcement on behalf of Councilman Eric Ulrich‘s campaign for the State Senate. Here’s Ms. Meng’s:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUMHlumcU40] Evening Read: ‘Under the Scourge of Slavery’