GOP congressional candidate Joe Carvin is taking issue with anti-gay mailers that have been circulated in Senate races in Queens and Buffalo.
“The American political system is broken in part because of reprehensible campaign tactics like we are seeing this week in Buffalo and Queens,” Carvin, who is running against Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison, in a Westchester County race, said in a statement. “As a Republican, I am outraged and embarrassed by the tone and hurtfulness of these mailers. Republicans who favor or oppose same sex marriage should agree that these mailers are an inappropriate way to have this discussion.”
Carvin, the supervisor of Rye, supports civil unions, not same-sex marriage, he said.
“We have major challenges in the country,” Carvin said. “We are trillions of dollars in debt; our unemployment rate has exceeded 8% for 42 straight months, and more than half (54%) of recent college graduates are unemployed or under-employed. Campaigns should be talking about serious things in serious ways, not engaging in this kind of gutter politics.”