Wappingers Falls, NY—The campaign to re-elect Senator Sue Serino released the following statement:
“Recently a picture was circulated of an individual holding a ‘Karen Smythe’ sign outside of Senator Serino’s campaign office. An overzealous volunteer had removed the sign, presumably from the roadside. Upon being made aware, we made clear that our campaign does not engage in these kinds of activities and the volunteer was directed to immediately return the sign to its proper place. To be clear, the individual pictured in the photo is not the person who removed the sign, he was in the process of directing the individual who did take it, to return the sign when the picture was taken.
Senator Serino’s signs have been stolen in droves and destroyed, and her small billboards have been vandalized and painted blue over and over again throughout this campaign. For these reasons especially, Senator Serino would never condone any efforts to remove or hurt another candidate’s materials. With negativity escalating at every level of this election cycle, Senator Serino has worked successfully to engage in positive, issues-based campaign and will continue those efforts through Election Day.”