Like many other Queens residents, I recently received a horrific campaign advertisement from John Liu’s Senate Election Committee.
In examining it, I question why Liu would stoop so low as to bash state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) by attempting to make a connection between Avella’s break from the Democratic Party and Liu’s party’s inability to address important issues in our state Legislature.
We all know there is no connection and that the advertisement is intended to marginalize his opponent by using innuendos and unsubstantiated claims. Accordingly, this ad says more about him than it does about Avella, who has served and distinguished himself on numerous occasions.
His negative ad has succeeded in casting doubt on his candidacy by raising questions if he can be trusted. If he is a better candidate, why not address his issues and tell us why he is the better candidate to represent us?
And while he is at it, why not specify how he intends to differentiate himself from Avella and identify who stands to benefit should he take office.
As far as I am concerned, Avella is trustworthy and has proven to be one of our most effective legislators, and voters should do everything they can to ensure his re-election.
As for Liu, unless I see more positive campaign strategies that highlight his goals as senator, I cannot consider voting for him.
Community Board 13
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