FREEDOM, NY – The man running against George Borrello for New York State Senate in a special election this November is accusing the Republican of misusing county resources for a political stunt.
State Senate candidate Austin Morgan (D-Freedom) sent out a media release Tuesday afternoon following the Tom Reed (R-Corning) press conference where the congressman called on the Department of Justice to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo for failing to fund repairs on the portion of the New York Thruway that runs through the Seneca Nation. Morgan said Borrello is playing political games, parading as County Executive to help his “low-energy State Senate campaign in another desperate and inappropriate attempt to gain traction.”
Morgan said as a result of the Tuesday press event, Borrello has shined the light on his own ineffectiveness, and that of the congressman. He points out that Borrello has represented the area for the last two years as Chautauqua County Executive and hasn’t said a word about the Thruway until after he decided to run for State Senate.
Morgan acknowledged the roads are in deplorable condition and must be fixed, but also said political grandstanding by Borrello and Reed are making the situation worse.