(This came in from the Cynthia Tompkins for the City Council campaign of the 15th council district.)
Cynthia for Change
Contact: Rob Giuffre (347) 538-6231
CYNTHIA ASKS RITCHIE TORRES TO EXPLAIN HOUSING INCONSISTENCIES
BRONX – Cynthia Thompkins implores the local Bronx media to ask Ritchie Torres to explain how he can claim he is a candidate of the people and a public housing advocate while simultaneously accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from the real estate developer super-PAC “Jobs for New York.”
The New York Daily News recently ran a story that quoted the following: “It’s disgusting that this is happening. The money is a corrupting influence on anyone who is running for office.” – Jaron Benjamin, executive director of the Met Council on Housing. (http://www.nydailynews.com/
new-york/pac-flexes-major- muscle-council-races-article- 1.1433324)
“Ritchie Torres is taking the script from the Tea Party and accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from real estate tycoons who want to make sure the housing status quo stays in place. Housing is not affordable and the people funding “Jobs for New York” are about as interested in making housing affordable as Ritchie Torres is in running an honest campaign. In reality, both Torres and “Jobs for New York” are interested in only two things: protecting their own interests and advancing their own agenda,” said Ms. Thompkins.