Assemblyman Chris Brown’s campaign released video of an attack ad on their Youtube channel Friday showing footage of his opponent Vince Mazzeo choking on his own words during the Assembly debate last Tuesday.
In the clip, Mazzeo tries and fails for thirty agonizing seconds to respond to Brown’s accusation that he whited out his own name from a joint resolution. Brown had floated the measure to keep a referendum allowing the construction of new casinos in North Jersey off the ballot in 2016.
See the ad below.
Democrats have called the non-binding resolution a political ploy, with Mazzeo’s running mate Colin Bell questioning Brown’s decision not to put the measure to a vote later in the debate.
Democratic operative Derek Roseman blasted the ad and the Brown campaign as opportunistic, saying “We readily admit that Chris Brown is much more skilled at being a smooth-talking politician than Vince Mazzeo.”
“All he can do is wave around some so-called ‘magic resolution’ — which he never introduced and is as real as unicorns and the Loch Ness Monster — because he has done absolutely nothing except grandstand,” he continued.
The ad is one more piece of the Republican pile-on that started with an ad featuring an actor portraying Mazzeo as General Patton, an ad that insiders say is being poorly received. Republican sources could not confirm whether the new clip will air beside the Patton spot on TV.