Schimel Husband Wife Race New York
Published: May 15, 2012
Schimel Husband Wife Race New York, The political feud between a New York assemblywoman and her estranged husband is officially over. Republican Mark Schimel, who decided to challenge his wife, Democrat Michelle Schimel, for the assembly seat she has held for three terms, has officially dropped out of the race.
Mark Schimel emailed Frank Moroney, chairman of the North Hempstead Republican Committee on Long Island, late Monday evening to inform him of his withdrawal from the race.
“Since being nominated last Thursday, I have been inundated with calls from the media that focused on matters extraneous to the campaign and the issues facing our state,” Mark Schimel wrote in the email to Moroney that was provided to ABC News. ”It is clear to me that any effort to have an honest debate about lowering property taxes, improving our economy and making elected officials more responsive to taxpayers will be impossible given the media’s proclivity for sensationalizing the news.”
But Mark Schimel didn’t leave it at that. He proceeded to criticize Michelle Schimel, to whom he is still married, for her stance on the real property tax cap.
“It also seems that the Democrats are frightened by the fact that the taxpayers of the 16th AD will learn that the incumbent Assembly member voted against the real property tax cap, which makes it harder for senior citizens to afford to remain in North Hempstead and New York State and discourages young adults from moving here!”
Michelle Schimel welcomed her husband’s decision to leave the race, calling his entry a “distraction” from matters of importance to her constituents. (ABC News)
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