Rob Astorino on Welfare & Poverty
AdWatch: Opposes affordable housing & hence minorities
The Cuomo campaign's strategy of branding Astorino an extremist became clear earlier this month in two TV ads aired in New York City over the federal government's contention that Westchester County
is not abiding by a settlement calling for it to build more affordable housing. The ads accused Astorino of ignoring New York's tradition of fighting discrimination and racism, comparing his views to those predominant in the South of decades ago.
Astorino promptly accused Cuomo of playing "the race card" in the low-income housing dispute, which he noted is also being played out in Nassau County.
He said he's fighting the federal government's attempt to dictate local zoning community planning.
Source: Newsday AdWatch on 2014 New York State gubernatorial race
, May 18, 2014
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