Republican Senate hopeful Bob Cohen of Scarsdale knocked Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer, D-Mamaorneck, today for her endorsement from the left-leaning Working Families Party.
The group’s for-profit arm, Data and Field Services, is under investigation for possible violations of New York City’s elections laws during the 2009 mayoral campaign. The Democratic candidate for governor, Andrew Cuomo, has so far declined the endorsement of the WFP and the party nominated a gubernatorial candidate largely seen as a placeholder.
“At the top of the Democratic ticket, Andrew Cuomo has declined the support of the Working Families Party,” Cohen said in a statement. “But instead of following his example, Senator Oppenheimer has decided to run with the support of the party that is most often identified with scandal and corruption in Albany.”
This has become familiar territory for Republicans to attack Democrats. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was criticized by GOP challenger Harry Wilson for his Working Families endorsement, as well Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.