Espinal Gets Endorsement--From Himself
September 12th, 2011

Thanks to City Hall News and The Brooklyn Politics Blog for breaking and sharing this!

You know that guy Rafael Espinal? The candidate in the 54th Assembly District who has the Democratic and Conservative lines? The guy whose campaign demanded I agree not to ask questions he didn’t like before an interview, threatened a walk out and then ran out of the room after I approached the candidate for the interview and promised he would be right with me? Well he is up to some more crazy hijinks. Read our original story about the race here.

In case being backed by power brokers like Assemblyman Vito Lopez and Sen. Martin Dilan wasn’t enough to ensure his victory Espinal’s campaign seems to have sent out campaign literature in the form of a newspaper–the “Prime Time News”–is flush with an editorial board that evaluates all three candidates in the race for the 54th AD–Deidra Towns, Jesus Gonzalez and Espinal and surprisingly–this fictitious editorial board arrives at the decision to endorse Espinal.

Colin over at The Brooklyn Politics transcribed the entire faux editorial here. Colin has been cataloging the creative campaign literature he is finding all over Bushwick.

One piece of campaign literature accuses Jesus Gonzalez–the man who has received editorial endorsements from the Daily News and El Diario–of saying he would welcome sex offenders into the community at a town hall meeting in Cypress Hills earlier this year. Colin and I were there. Colin took video and points out that Gonzalez did not say he “would welcome sex offenders into our community.” I checked my recordings of the affair and I can also confirm he did not say that. Head over to Colin’s site and check out the video of the meeting.

I recommend following Colin on Twitter at @bkpolitics and checking in with his blog if you are interested in tomorrow’s special election. Also, don’t forget our Guide For the Last Minute voter.

By on September 12, 2011, 3:34 pm
In category: Albany,Electoral Politics,Eye on Albany | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “Espinal Gets Endorsement--From Himself”

  1. Colin Says:
    September 12th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Aww, thanks!

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