If you're wondering how Democrats will portray Republican Jane L. Corwin in her bid for the 26th Congressional District, officials of the state party gave a pretty good indication today.
"Wall street banker and Albany politician" is how state Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs began his first comment on the Clarence assemblywoman.
“Wall Street banker and Albany politician Jane Corwin seems to think that if she just repeats the word conservative over and over again, her record as a big spending Albany politician and Wall Street banker will magically disappear,” said State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs. “Not only does she avoid her time in Albany, but Jane Corwin even tried to trick the voters by changing her bio to hide her history of working on Wall Street. It’s clear that Wall Street banker Jane Corwin’s campaign strategy is to hide her real resume and record from the voters of Western New York.”
Jacobs said Corwin's 2010 biography listed experience with a Wall Street firm, but that her newest biography omits that reference. He also repeats some earlier Democratic barbs thrown her way by claiming Corwin requested more than $100,000 in earmarks, and spent more than $50,000 on taxpayer funded mailings.
The Republicans countered with a blast of their own by Erie County GOP Chairman Nicholas A. Langworthy, who said: "Taking fiscal advice from Jay Jacobs and state Democrats is like taking life advice from Charlie Sheen –- it may get a lot of media attention but it will end up in disaster. "
"While Jay Jacobs has been sitting around waiting for his marching orders from Nancy Pelosi about who the Democrat candidate will be, Jane Corwin has spent 36 years helping to create jobs and get Western New Yorkers back to work," he said. "The fact of the matter is that during her short time in Albany, Jane Corwin has fought to cut taxes and reduce wasteful spending, while Jay Jacobs has led the fight to elect and protect the very people responsible for driving New York State into a financial abyss."
-- Robert J. McCarthy