Apparently, I’m not the only one bothered by the nasty campaign in the 144th Assembly District According to the Buffalo News, local religious leaders are asking both Sam Hoyt and Barbra Kavanaugh to stop the negative campaigning.
“We’ve become increasingly distressed at the personal tone of the campaigns,” said Rabbi Drorah Setel of Temple Beth El in Niagara Falls.
She was joined by three other religious leaders at Niagara Square who called for a more civil debate that focuses on the issues.
“We are appealing to the heart and conscience of the city to denounce this distasteful and destructive use of personal struggles for political office. It takes a community to draw the line and, as religious leaders, we’re representing the conscience of the community,” said the Rev. Tom Yorty, senior pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church.