Liu ad a turnoff in upcoming election

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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.

Dick Lopez

Former Member

Community Board 13

Queens Village

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Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
John Liu's entire campaign has been based on negative campaigns on Senator Tony Avella as opposed exactly what Liu stands for, what he will do and what separates him from Avella. Even more disturbing is that the attacks in his ads against Avella have been blatant lies without one shred of evidence. His thought if you just say it and put it on a poster it makes it true.

This unfounded attacks should exactly the type of man Liu is and this is not the type of man we need in our community, we have enough crooked and corrupt politicians, we do not need another.

Keep the one honest and very hard working leader in office, Senator Tony Avella, don't ad yet another dishonest and puppet leader, Liu.
Aug. 24, 2014, 7:20 am
Anna Silva from Queens says:
Usually, the Primary Election is for Die-Hard Voters who keep up with current events and political news. Voters who are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in NY are more informed than the voters who opted not to be registered Democrat or registered Republican.

It's stupid for John Liu to waste money on fancy glossy paper brochures to attack his opponent with good track records.

Your average voter may come out to vote for US President every 4 years in the General Election. But your Die-Hard registered Democrats who actually care enough to vote in a QUIET Primary elections are definitely A LOT MORE informed about local politics and current events than your "occasional" voters.
Aug. 24, 2014, 8:06 am
Anna Silva from Queens says:
Aside from the obvious straw donor scandal to ask John Liu, #SD11 voters have the right to know the following,

Q1: Why is John Liu bragging about 12% return on the NYC Pension in 2013 when the S&P 500 made 30% return in the same year?

Q2: Unlike Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson who have paid $300,000 and nearly $600,000 respectively for their 2009 illegal campaign posters, why is John Liu still refusing to pay his $527,000 fine for his 2009 illegal campaign posters?

Q3: Will John Liu condone the reckless real estate developments done by his first cousin Alice Liu and her husband Tommy Huang (aka: notorious real estate developer who wrecked the RKO Theater in Flushing, causing 1 death in Elmhurst construction, and building illegal and hazardous houses at the 39-39 223 Street site in Bayside, Queens) if he is elected as NY Senator?

Q4: Will Monster McMansions (out of character with neighboring homes) pop up in NY Senate District 11 (similar to the Monster McMansions in John Liu's old City Council district) if he is elected as NY Senator?

Q5: Will John Liu demand everyone to rise up and salute him as MR. SENATOR if he's elected as NY Senator? Because shortly after he sworn in as NYC Comptroller in early 2010, he demanded everyone to rise up and salute him as "Mr. Comptroller". Even Liu's long-time aide and confidante Sharon Lee admitted to the media that the new change wasn't an easy adjustment.
Aug. 24, 2014, 8:24 am
disgusted says:
Why is Liu part of any conversation. He should not be until he accepts that he is not above the law.
Aug. 24, 2014, 7:28 pm

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