Patty Ritchie is going for the jugular with her latest commercials that play the Espada card by noting that Senator Aubertine voted with the disgraced Majority Leader 95% of the time.
There are also lots of pictures of Mr. Aubertine juxtaposed to key Senate Democrats who in the ads happen to look like menacing "urban" men . There is also a NYC skyline superimposed. It is true that 25 of the 32 Senate Democrats are from the City of NY, and that it is a caucus skewed to the City....However, the Aubertine argument is that he helps moderate the majority and uses his leverage to get key items for NNY.
The downstate imagery is clear, and the question is in this Halloween season, how scared will voters be of the prospect that our Senator is one of "them"
It's classic us against them. Lets see if it works...