Brindisi calls out Spectrum once again in ad dispute

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, a candidate in the 22nd Congressional District race, is squaring off against Spectrum again.

Posted: Sep 6, 2018 5:23 PM

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, a candidate in the 22nd Congressional District race, is squaring off against Spectrum again.

A few weeks ago, Brindisi called Spectrum out for refusing to run his campaign ads in which he tells the viewer that if they’re watching his ad on Spectrum Cable, they’re getting ripped off.

Brindisi says they ran his ads after some contact between attorneys, but he says that as of this Tuesday, they’ve stopped running all of his ads.

"They are running Claudia Tenney's ads,” Brindisi said. "The law is very clear – if you're going to run one candidate's ads, you have to run the ads of the opponent, and they're not doing that right now.”

We received the following response from one of Tenney’s representatives on Thursday:

"Democrats rule Albany with an iron fist, and it was on Brindisi and Cuomo's watch that the Charter merger was approved for upstate New York.”

Brindisi says Congresswoman Claudia Tenney was also a member of the state Assembly when the merger with Charter Communications went through, but he says that the Public Service Commission oversees such mergers, with the state Assembly having no role.

Brindisi called on voters to sign a petition “demanding Spectrum end the censorship of his campaign.”

We received a response from Spectrum Thursday afternoon stating that they told Brindisi on Wednesday that they will, in fact, run his ad. They did not specify when that would start.

In response to that, Brindisi said, "While I'm glad Spectrum made the right choice, our campaign didn't hear from them about their decision until Thursday afternoon."

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