New York Democrats are done celebrating Charlie Rangel’s 80th birthday party, but apparently the hangover is going to last a little bit longer…
In new web videos, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo are hit by their Republican opponents for their ties to the Harlem Congressman, who is under investigation for ethics violations.
[TPM SLIDESHOW: Not A Care In The World? Charlie Rangel’s Birthday Celebration]Rick Lazio, one of two possible Republican challengers to Cuomo in the race for New York governor, put up a video to the tune of La Bouche’s “Runaway.” The ad hits Cuomo for attending Rangel’s party, then “sneak[ing] out of the Plaza Hotel through a subway service entrance a block away.”
David Malpass, a possible challenger for Gillibrand’s Senate seat, cut a video called “Bad Things Come In Twos” to Danny Elfman’s “The Little Things.” It says: “Kirsten Gillibrand continues to stand by ethically challenged Charlie Rangel.”
And Lazio put up another video attacking the New York Democrats to the tune of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”: “What do New York Democratic party bosses have in common? They all support corrupt career politician Charlie Rangel.”