A group pushing for public financing of campaigns in New York is out with an ad today knocking Sen. John Bonacic, R-Mount Hope, Orange County, for not supporting it.
“Albany’s a mess,” the ad says. “What’s our Senator John Bonacic doing about it? Nothing.”
The ad continues, “New York has real problems, but instead of fixing them, Albany politicians are too busy helping their campaign contributors. We need to get all this money out of politics.”
There was no immediate comment from Bonacic’s office. The ad was funded by the New York Friends of Democracy.
“When an organization, hidden behind some made up group name, buys radio ads demanding taxpayer money for political junk mail, all we can say is watch your wallet or purse,” said Bonacic spokesman Langdon Chapman. “Senator Bonacic would much rather spend $250 million on more teachers, instead of paying for political junk mail, predominantly of downstate Democrats.”
Groups supporting public financing have been running ads around the state, and now they are stepping of their efforts directly at specific Senate Republicans, who have opposed the proposal, before the legislative session ends June 20.
Here’s the ad: