Republican Senate hopeful David Malpass is attacking primary opponent Joe DioGuardi again—this time riffing off the former Westchester County congressman’s television ad released this week.
In a Web video, Malpass points out that DioGuardi cast votes in Congress against President Ronald Reagan and voted for pay raises.
“Using this card, he voted against Ronald Reagan 40 percent of time. He used this card to vote himself three pay raises,” a narrator in the video says.
DioGuardi released a TV ad earlier this week holding up his voting card from his House days, saying that the present-day Democratic-led Congress is spending beyond its means.
Malpass has focused his fire on DioGuardi lately in press releases and this online video. Neither DioGuardi or Malpass has mentioned the third man in the race, former Nassau County Legislator Bruce Blakeman. Malpass is a Reagan and Bush-era Treasury Department economist and an economist for Bearn Sterns. The winner of the Sept. 14 primary takes on U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.