The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is urging Republicans to keep state GOP chairman Joseph Mondello, who is under fire for the party’s losses with some calling for his ouster.
Democrats say they like Mondello’s ability to lose state races, including the recent loss of an open congressional seat in the Albany area. Mondello backed Republican Jim Tedisco’s failed candidacy.
“The recent chorus of Republican officials calling for Joe Mondello to step down as State GOP chair is disappointing and a step backwards for New York,” said Shams Tarek, DSCC spokesman.
“With the New York GOP’s recent loss of both the State Senate and the overwhelmingly Republican 20th Congressional District to Democrats, we couldn’t be more pleased with Chair Mondello’s work.”
“For the benefit of a population completely fed up with years of GOP cynicism and dysfunction in both Washington and Albany, Chair Mondello should remain in place and continue to remove Republicans from office in New York.”