Astorino Attacks

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino racheted up his attacks on rival Andrew Cuomo today, releasing a TV ad modeled on Lyndon B. Johnson’s infamous “Daisy” ad.  It’s a curious choice, with the paradox that Astorino’s candidacy more closely resembles Barry Goldwater’s campaign, the target of the Daisy ad who lost in a landslide, than Lyndon Johnson’s.

At a press conference in front of the federal courthouse in White Plains Astorino spoke about his new ad and the race.


Asked about weekend reports that Governor Cuomo has accepted two debate invitations Astorino pointedly began by saying “we haven’t agreed to anything.”  He stated that “we have had no discussions whatsoever and the whole thing looks like a setup and a scam.”