Eric Schneiderman, Democrats’ candidate for attorney general, is going after Republican opponent Dan Donovan in the form of a bobblehead character called “Dodger Dan.” The bobblehead, which sports Donovan’s face and a Dodger’s uniform, has its own Facebook page. Schneiderman is a senator from Manhattan; Donovan is Staten Island district attorney.
“We’ve been impressed by Dodger Dan Donovan’s ability to duck, dodge and weave when questioned on his record or stance on the issues. And we’re thrilled to introduce the character Dodger Dan and its Facebook site to follow his next dodges. From his refusal to answer questions on public corruption in Staten Island to his refusal to denounce racist emails, this site will be a one-stop shop to ensure that, while Dodger Dan may try to run, he can’t hide from the facts,” Schneiderman campaign spokesman James Freedland said.
“Dodger Dan” is the latest salvo in the attorney general campaign. Last week, the Donovan campaign set up its State Street Eric website to criticize Schneiderman. The site calls Schneiderman a career politician and says the 11 years, eight months and 30 days he has been in office is the length of time he “has been part of Albany’s dysfunction.” (The state Capitol is on State Street in Albany.)
Here’s a response from the Donovan campaign spokeswoman Virginia Lam:
“Team Schneiderman strikes out once again trying to distract voters’ attention from the fact that State Senator Schneiderman has been in Albany longer than Jackie Robinson played in Brooklyn.
“Despite State Senator Schnedierman’s disturbing lack of qualifications to be Attorney General, he continues to peddle half-truths and full on lies in an effort to retain his choke hold grip on the Albany machine.
“Of all the falsehoods in this puerile page – perhaps the most ridiculous is the attempt to portray Dan as a Los Angeles baseball fan … New York voters know better and they will not stand for this blasphemy.