McMahon campaign is very wrong for attacking Rep. Owens
Monday we mentioned that former member of Congress, Rep. Major Owens had endorsed Harrison. Normally when I get endorsement news like this I try to wrap it up in one post and move on since most of the various news outlets recycle the story and press release and there is little news after the initial announcement. Since the announcement of this endorsement though McMahon's campaign has carelessly and needlessly decided to attack a former member of Congress and his son, who are from his own party;
"It's unfortunate that the Owens are still bitter from Chris' fourth place loss to replace Major in 2006. Council Member McMahon is proud to have earned the endorsement of the Staten Island Advance, New York Times, AFL-CIO, Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Borough President Marty Markowitz and more than a dozen current members of Congress--including Rep. Yvette Clarke, who soundly defeated Chris in 2006."
In my opinion the endorsement by Rep. Owens and even that of his son was not going to be ground breaking. They speak to a progressive audience most of whom are already breaking for Harrison. The endorsement never seemed like it would be damaging to McMahon and so I find this rebuttal so absolutely unnecessary and astounding. Alienating members of one's own party and former members of Congress who deserve a lot more respect than that shown is senseless. I am scratching my head over this.