We never wanted it to get here. Biviano and Diamondstone have engaged in negative campaigning. Now Jo Anne Simon has joined the negative campaign camp and resorts to a bald faced lie in an attack piece against Evan Thies. The piece was distributed to the southern part of the 33rd District starting yesterday. We expect that it will make it to the northern part tomorrow or on primary day.
Simon’s piece claims “Evan Thies sat out the crucial committee vote that green-lighted the irresponsible Broadway Triangle development project. If Thies had shown up and voted this irresponsible development would never have gone forward.” Simon is just plain lying when she claims that Thies’s vote made the difference between Broadway Triangle going forward or not. That is simply not true. The final vote on Broadway Triangle was 23-12. Thies’s vote did not make the difference. For anyone familiar with CB1, they know that Vito Lopez and the Satmar bloc control what happens.
Why Simon would print this lie in a district-wide campaign piece is obvious. She has run a completely lackluster campaign, is out of totally options, and needs to sling whatever mud she can lay her hands on — even if it is not truthful. We are seriously disturbed that Simon would sink to this level. She has been exposed throughout the campaign as an ineffective, waffling, flip-flopping, busybody with no real record of achievement either for her neighborhood or on reform within the Kings County Democratic Party. With this latest piece of campaign literature, she has simply proven that she worse than we ever thought.
Nice job, Jo Anne. Really sad.
Keeping It Real