Richard Aborn admitted he is the underdog in the campaign to become Manhattan D.A. so he’s trying a desperate attack on his opponent Cy Vance. From today’s Daily News, “Critics put DA candidate Cy Vance Jr. under gun for campaign contribution to opponent of gun control“:
“Manhattan district attorney candidate Cy Vance Jr. – who lived in Seattle for 16 years – donated money to a Republican there who fought against gun control. An examination of Vance’s time in Seattle showed he gave $1,000 in 1998 to Christopher Bayley, a GOP Senate candidate who attacked the incumbent Democrat for supporting mandatory trigger locks and a ban on semiautomatic firearms. Bayley, a former prosecutor in the Seattle area, sent gun owners across the state literature backing a proposal to let visitors to Washington state carry a concealed pistol if they had an out-of-state license …”
Too bad Bayley isn’t running for Manhattan D.A.
“… Richard Aborn, one of Vance’s opponents in the Democratic primary, jumped on Vance’s support of Bayley, calling it wrongheaded. “Manhattan residents can be assured that anti-choice, anti-gun control, anti-affirmative action zealots running for office will never have my support,” Aborn said …”
Of course Aborn’s going to jump on this. What else does he have to talk about? The fact he hasn’t tried a case since the early 90s?