|Releases: Hochul ad attacks Jumaane Williams on his unpaid loan, back taxes. Releases from both campaigns, with original Youtube video.|
Text of releases.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 3, 2018
LT. GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL RELEASES NEW AD SLAMMING JUMAANE WILLIAMS’ PERSONAL FINANCIAL MISMANAGEMENT
“Our NY State budget is $168.3 billion per year. If he can't manage his own finances, do you really want him managing yours?”
New York, NY – Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul today released a new ad slamming Cynthia Nixon’s running mate Councilman Jumaane Williams’ financial mismanagement, including failing to pay over $10,000 in taxes and defaulting on a $625,000 loan from a failed business. The ad brings to voters’ attention his inability to manage the state’s vast and complex budget if he can’t even manage his personal finances. The Lt. Governor is the first official in the line of succession to be governor.
View the ad here. (https://youtu.be/guk5Rr1s-yc)
A transcript of the ad is available below:
Cynthia Nixon's running mate and candidate for Lt. Gov. Jumaane Williams still owes $10k in taxes and $625k on a loan from a failed business.
Jumaane Williams owes state $10k in taxes from old restaurant.
And was foreclosed on his house.
Our NY State budget is $168.3 billion per year. If he can't manage his own finances, do you really want him managing yours?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2018
Jumaane and Cynthia Call on Cuomo & Hochul to Pull Offensive Ad
New York, NY - Today, Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams released the following statement calling on the Governor and Lt. Governor to take down an offensive, deceptive ad that they began airing over the weekend.
“Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul should be ashamed of this ad and should take it down immediately. It’s incredibly offensive to say that someone is unqualified for public office because their small business shuttered, or because they are going through a foreclosure. We expect this sort of dog-whistling and poor-shaming from Republicans— not Democrats."
“If anything, we need more elected officials who know what it’s like to struggle, who can empathize with the challenges that New Yorkers are facing every day. That’s why as the daughter of a single mom and the son of immigrants, we are running to take on corporate Democrats like Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul. The Governor and his running mate have always put their Wall Street donors first, and this ad is merely the latest example of just how out of touch they’ve become.”
For Immediate Release:
ONCE AGAIN, HOCHUL CAMPAIGN CONTINUES CALL FOR TRANSPARENCY
“Once again, Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams would rather talk about anything else than following the long-established precedent of releasing tax returns to the public. New Yorkers are sick and tired of politicians who say one thing and do another to serve their own ambitions. While Nixon and Williams are busy preaching transparency, it’s clear these candidates think the buck stops with them. It’s this kind of acting that won Nixon an Emmy.”
For Immediate Release:
HOCHUL CAMPAIGN CONTINUES CALL FOR TRANSPARENCY
“If anyone should feel ‘ashamed,’ it’s Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams. For all their talk, they both still refuse to release their tax returns. Unbelievable. They will not meet the minimum standards set by candidates for governor and lieutenant governor of both parties by releasing multiple years. Ms. Nixon is viewing this race through a TV camera lens and should try looking in a mirror and see reality. Her running mate, Mr. Williams called on candidates to release 5 years of their tax returns. They should hold themselves to the same standard.
New Yorkers have a right to know how they handle their finances and whether they have any conflicts of interest—something we can only learn if they release their tax returns. This is not a TV show, it is reality; and people have a right to know. One candidate in recent memory refused to release his taxes: Donald Trump, and we know how that turned out. In New York, we hold ourselves to higher standards, and it’s time for Ms. Nixon and Mr. Williams to come clean with the voters.”