LD3 voters deserve better than a bunch of lies
LOGAN TOWNSHIP – Third legislative district Republican candidates for state Senate, Ed Durr, and Assembly Bethanne McCarthy-Patrick and Beth Sawyer have called on Senator Steve Sweeney, Assemblyman John Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro to stop running a deceptive ad on cable television.
The ad in question makes false claims about the Republican candidates’ stance on issues, job performance and bill payment history.
“While we all expected the Democrats to be aggressive, we did not expect them to resort to outright lies,” Republican state Senate candidate Ed Durr said. “The ad says I am against workers being paid overtime, I’m a non-union truck driver who relies on overtime pay to support my family. Why would I ever say such a thing? It’s made up, a lie that needs to stop immediately.”
GOP Assembly candidate Bethanne McCarthy-Patrick added, “Their ad claims I had a no-show government job. I was shocked to learn my 21 years as a union firefighter/EMT counts as a no-show job! While my co-workers and I were saving lives and property these guys were casting votes to raise our taxes. Apparently, lying is the best way for them to attack a first responder.”
“Sweeney, Burzichelli and Taliaferro do their best to stretch the truth, making things appear as something they aren’t. As a mom I always taught my kids that is lying. Sweeney, Burzichelli and Taliaferro should all know better.” Republican Assembly candidate Beth Sawyer continued, “The trio goes so far as to bring up a medial bill after the birth of my son nearly 26 years ago that my ex-husband was responsible for. Then, to add insult to injury they claim I failed to pay taxes on a property I sold and did not own, which was very easy for them to fact check.”
“While we all understand politics can be rough, lying is completely unacceptable. Sweeney, Burzichelli and Taliaferro should immediately pull their deceptive ad. The voters of our district deserve better than a bunch of lies,’ Sawyer said.
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