An anti-gay marriage flyer is being distributed in an apparent attempt to smear Paul Tonko. He’s running in tomorrow’s contested Democratic primary in New York’s 21st Congressional District. Tonko voted in the New York Assembly to extend marriage rights to gay couples — and someone is trying to use that vote against him. In the DEMOCRATIC primary. The flyer is being mailed anonymously, which is probably illegal. Who is sending this? A fellow Democrat? That’s the big question.
The ad features a picture of our good friend, Danny O’Donnell, who sponsored that gay marriage bill, which passed in the New York Assembly last year. Danny is supporting Tonko and is not pleased at all about this mailer. He sent this email to us:
It outrages me that a Democrat would stoop to the politics of hate in order to try and win a primary. Our party stands for equality and fairness for all and whoever is responsible –she or he — is unfit to be our party’s nominee for any office.
In 2007, Paul Tonko took a courageous vote because it was the right thing to do. All members of our community should be outraged by these tactics and deliver a vote for Paul Tonko. He was there when we needed him and now we need to be there for him when he needs US.
Really dirty politics at play in NY. This is the flyer: