On Halloween day when goblins and ghouls prowl the streets of Middletown, the Democratic mayoral campaign of Dan Drew has accused his opponent of haunting the Democratic campaign with dirty tricks.
In a press release, the Dems accused Giuliano's team of misleading senior citizens into thinking that Giuliano was a Democrat, "presumably to trick senior Democrats into voting for a Republican". In addition, the Democrats accused the Republican team of defacing Dan Drew's campaign signs.
In a strong denial of the accusation, Giuliano accused the Republicans of fabricating their accusations from "whole cloth."
In a quotation from the Democratic town chairman in the press release, Democrats denounced the alleged behavior.
“Whether it’s by his campaign or his supporters, Republican Seb Giuliano needs to denounce this outrageous behavior,” said Daniel Russo, Middletown’s Democratic Town Committee Chairman. “It’s disenfranchising seniors, and it’s designed to intimidate them.”
"If they think we have time to be doing stuff like that, they're flattering themselves," Giuliano said in a phone interview. "That's just pathetic. Nobody here is doing anything like that."
Regarding the sign mutilation, Giuliano laughed.
"If anyone is defacing Dan Drew's signs," Giuliano said. "It's Tom Serra. Have you seen his frankenstein signs? They're made from some old Serra campaign signs, and some new Dan Drew signs, and they look ridiculous."