Marc Molinaro fired back at Gov. Cuomo after he released a campaign ad attacking Molinaro’s pregnant wife.
“He is a classless buffoon who chooses to attack a woman who is six months pregnant and no longer works at the company he is referring to. I really suggest to Andrew that he stick with me because my wife is way out of his league.”
He added that “in the grand scheme of politics, there are things you need to ignore, but I’m not going to allow this man to attack one more woman, in particular, my pregnant wife.”
.@andrewcuomo is desperate and has no shame, today he stooped to attacking the pregnant wife of Marc Molinaro.
Here is Marc’s Response: pic.twitter.com/lBH2MuFVI7
— Marc Molinaro (@marcmolinaro) August 28, 2018
Gov. Cuomo isn’t even past the Democratic primary yet, but his campaign on Tuesday released a blistering ad ripping Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro for engaging in “the worst of pay-to-play politics.”Advertisement - story continues below
The ad, which comes two weeks since Molinaro unveiled his own TV ad hitting Cuomo on the issue of corruption, left Molinaro branding the governor as a “classless buffoon.”
The 30-second Cuomo ad, which began running on television statewide Tuesday, hits Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, for accepting more than $5,000 in donations tied to Tinkelman Brothers Development Corporation, a construction company that hired Molinaro’s wife, Corinne Adams, and was awarded county contracts and hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax breaks.
The ad also knocks Molinaro for not releasing his tax returns from when he was a state assemblyman “to reveal who else he was being paid by.”
“Return the dirty money and come clean ,” the ad says. “What are you really hiding?”
The Cuomo campaign said the ad buy is in the six figures. More
Maybe Gov. Cuomo should stop attacking President Donald Trump and realize that he has a truly fierce competitor in Marc Molinaro.
I’m looking forward to the debate(s) between you & #AndrewCuomo this fall. That is where the differences will really shine! Here’s hoping it can be on radio, TV, & livestream. #MarcMolinaro still needs more exposure! #NewYork #CuomoMustGo
— Jody Becker (@Next3Exits) August 28, 2018
Well Andy is a chicken. He can’t fight men. He also can’t use good judgement. Maybe he should just retire and count his ill gotten money
— howard kelly (@howardkelly) August 28, 2018
Sad, so sad Governor Cuomo, bad enough you don’t invite all the candidates for governor to the debate like Larry Sharpe, now you attack a pregnant woman in your ads? Politics is dirty but family should be respected by all candidates, including you Governor
— jorge m ramirez (@MyRamirezWorld) August 29, 2018
I am not surprised. Gov Cuomo DID say that America was never that great. A few years ago, he said that those who do NOT share the progressive dream don’t belong in NY, and now….he attacks a pregnant woman? ANOTHER REASON WHY I WILL VOTE FOR MARC MOLINARO.
— Sal Mauro (@salfromflushing) August 29, 2018
Nice defense of his wife! Cuomo is a shill. All the progress made during the tenure of Giuliani is quickly eroding and New Yorkers will pay the price as it becomes the next Chicago.
— Glenn Gray (@TrumpUSAPride) August 28, 2018
Cuomo ,The Bully✔is Desperate when he has to stoop to attacking a beautiful 6 month pregnant woman. Come on folks. Cuomo is showing you all who he really is !! Please put him where he belongs ! UN-EMPLOYED✔✔✔
— Susan❤ UnitedWeStand (@GaetaSusan) August 28, 2018
— John Smith (@nyc_2018) August 28, 2018
NYers know that Andy Cuomo is the most corrupt governor in the history of this state. We demand the US Attorney for the Southern district stop covering up his criminal conduct
— Kev (@Kevy2626) August 29, 2018