Schiavi: Campaign Has No Association With PAC

sk_hyannis-schiavi-at-aselton-mem-park_10-25-16-33HARWICH – Cape and Islands State Senate candidate Anthony Schiavi is denouncing the actions of a political action committee that sent out negative mailers against his opponent, Democrat Julian Cyr, and accused Democrats of falsely tying him to the PAC.

In a statement, Schiavi said he has no association with the Jobs First Independent Expenditure PAC, and adds that it is illegal for candidates to coordinate with political action committees.

“A case in point is a recent Jobs First mailer, supporting my candidacy. The fact that the mailer stated that I was running for State Representative, not State Senator, speaks directly to the fact that Jobs First acts independently. It’s frustrating for candidates like me, and others, because you can’t control their message,” Schiavi said.

The Republican nominee accused Democrats of “lying to the media and the voters” about his connection to the organization.

“I have not accepted any money, or anything of the sort,” Schiavi said.

“I clearly do not, and would not, agree with or condone personal or offensive attacks against any candidate for public office,” said Schiavi.

Jobs First PAC has also sent out negative mailers against the Democratic nominee for the 2nd Barnstable District, Aaron Kanzer. Kanzer is running against Republican Will Crocker to replace Democrat Brian Mannal on Beacon Hill.

In 2014, Mannal filed a lawsuit against the same PAC after it sent negative mailers to voters during his re-election bid.

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