Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reed vs. Plumb: The congressional campaign has now engaged "Trump-like" name calling

Tom Reed’s campaign calls out John Plumb for putting his career ahead of the people. “John Plumb is a true Washington insider who believes Western New York is simply a vacation from his true residence in Washington, D.C.,” said Amy Hasenberg, Tom Reed for Congress Spokeswoman. “DC John doesn’t understand this district; and, he doesn’t understand our families’ needs. After all, he only returned to the district a year ago because of political opportunity to further his career by running for Congress.”
“Our district should not be represented by someone who considers this only a second home,” said Joe Sempolinski, Tom Reed for Congress Campaign Manager. “Our families require a full time, 24/7 representative who cares about our needs and is accessible to us.  That representative is Tom Reed whose family has been in New York for generations, who grew up here, who raised his kids here, and who has held hundreds of town-hall meetings to meet with people in our communities.”
John Plumb upon signing his mortgage affirmed that his home in Lakewood is his secondary residence. The document also affirmed that the home is only to be used as his secondary residence, not his primary residence which was listed as Washington, D.C. Supporting documents are attached and are public record through the Chautauqua County Clerks Office. 
“DC John legally affirmed that his home in Western New York is simply a secondary home,” said Hasenberg. “The law, nor John Plumb believes that New York is his real home. He has been back in the district for one year to date and all he wants is for us to send him back. It isn’t fair that DC John wants to sacrifice the needs of New York families simply to further his career.”