While BHB is not in the business of endorsing any political candidates, the Connor vs. Diamondstone State Senate Democratic nomination faceoff has been quite nasty. Just ask our mailbox or our pals at Brooklyn Papers who refused to endorse either candidate. This fact is not lost on Nicole Brydson at the New York Observer.
NY Observer: Connor – A Nasty Shameful Campaign: State Senator Marty Connor hovered somewhere between upbeat and desperate when talking this afternoon about his chances of fending off a challenge tomorrow from Brooklyn landlord Ken Diamondstone.
"Oh certainly, I will spend somewhere between $180,000-200,000 dollars, which to me is a lot of money for a state Senate primary," he said this afternoon in a phone interview in which he called his opponent's campaign literature a series of "gross distortions" of his record.
Connor says he has put out six district-wide mailings of his own. (We asked him to send us copies. We're still waiting. This guy, at least, doesn't like them.)
Connor said he regretted the negativity of the campaign and said he hoped it would be decided on issues.
"I hope it will come down to people being concerned about public education, healthcare and affordable housing. Frankly, people have been bombarded with twelve very nasty negative mailings from my opponent. He is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money."
May the "best" man win.