Tensions between 23rd District Representative Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano have spilled into social media.
A paid worker for the Mitrano campaign posted an Instagram message over the weekend, directing F-bombs at Reed, cops, capitalism, and President Trump, to which the Reed campaign has linked.
In a statement, a Mitrano campaign spokesperson says the staffer’s views do not represent those of the Penn Yan Democrat or her campaign, and that the staffer has tendered her resignation.
The Reed campaign counters by saying the post is a proper illustration of Mitrano’s views of law enforcement and capitalism.
Mitrano Gives Statement on Field Staffer’s Resignation
PENN YAN—Tonight, Democratic Congressional Nominee Tracy Mitrano (NY-23) released the following statement regarding a staffer’s post on social media yesterday evening:
“One of my campaign field workers put a post on social media last night that was not in keeping with the standards to which I have run my campaign for the last 16 months,” Mitrano said. “The staffer does not speak for the campaign and the statements made in the post do not in any way represent me or my values. I have long talked about the need for respect and decency in politics. As a result, the staffer has turned in her resignation and I have accepted it.”
Campaign Manager Ryder Kessler added, “That the Reed campaign would try to hype an ill-advised post from a young field staffer during the last few hours of this election fits within his broader pattern of using any tool to distract from his poor voting record.”
Top Advisor and a Spokesperson for Tracy Mitrano’s Campaign
Reveals Anti-Police and Anti-American Agenda
Tracy Mitrano’s extreme agenda was exposed overnight by a spokesperson and paid member of her campaign team on Instagram.
The post, which is too vulgar to share uncensored, degrades the police, capitalism, Tom Reed and President Trump.
“It’s stunning that a paid member of Tracy Mitrano’s staff and a spokesperson for her campaign would make such hateful and offensive statements,” said Abbey Daugherty, Communications Director for Tom Reed for Congress. “It shows what truly motivates Tracy Mitrano and her team: a hatred of our law enforcement community and our capitalist system. This should further illustrate to voters why they simply cannot trust Tracy Mitrano.”