Democrats assign tracker, just the latest effort by two major party candidates to undermine Babinec campaign
Babinec vows to be first independent elected to Congress in 26 years
Little Falls, New York – In a sign that Kim Myers and national Democrats are growing increasingly concerned with the emerging grassroots support for Independent, Reform and Upstate Jobs candidate Martin Babinec, they have assigned a tracker to his campaign.
The tracker was following Babinec at events in Broome County and was ultimately approached at the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally in Binghamton.
When the tracker was asked by Babinec why he was following and filming him, he said, “because the Democratic Party of the State of New York is impressed by your ability to form a third party.” Watch the video above to see the full exchange.
“Getting followed around by strangers filming your every move apparently has become standard practice in campaigns across America – it’s a sad statement on the state of politics in our country,” said Babinec.
This is the latest in a series of efforts undertaken by both parties to undermine Babinec’s independent run for Congress. Late last week, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney challenged the petitions of the Upstate Jobs Line, this in the wake of a month long wait on the State Board of Elections to certify Babinec’s win of the Reform Party.
“I’m an outsider, I’m not a career politician and I won’t take their special interest money. The fact is if they can’t control you they don’t want you in office, that’s why there hasn’t been an independent candidate elected to Congress in 26 years. We are going to change that,” said Babinec.