The Blaber News violin plays a tune for Jim Quigley
Comptroller candidate James Quigley sounded like he was whining today in the Freeman when it was reported that his opponent Democrat Elliott Auerbach has raised more money and had more contributors than he did for the latest campaign filing.
Quigley's direct quote in response to the Freeman was:
"My candidacy needed to get off the ground quickly and I have the wherewithal to do what I want."
Translation: Unlike, Mr. Auerbach who is running to do this job, I was put up by my party because they did not have a candidate. It does not matter if I lack the significant support that Auerbach has, I will throw my own money into this campaign..because I can.
Ulster County voters also got their first glimpse of a sharp and important contrast between the candidates running for County Comptroller.
First, Quigley's comments reek of arrogance and are glimpse of the dictatorship style way the Comptroller's office would be run under his tenure. I think Auerbach's vision of running the office recognizing that you the people are his only boss, is extremely refreshing.
So folks, it's simple, if you want a dictator that will do as he pleases, support Jim Quigley.
If you want a watch dog who will be an advocate for the people of Ulster County than you should vote for Elliott Auerbach.
I almost feel bad for Quigley who is smacked in the middle of a campaign that I feel he does not want to be in. Quigley is a good loyal Republican and running for this position because GOP leaders told him very clearly, the position he wanted to run for (County Exec) , was reserved for Independence member Len Bernardo.
The back room deals of the failed Ulster Republican party continues.