Voters won't head to the polls for another 10 months to choose a replacement for state Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer, and fellow Democrat George Latimer hasn't said for sure whether he'll run for the open seat.
But the possibility of a run by the assemblyman was enough to spur a series of "nasty" robocalls attacking his record, according to local media.
One report from Friday briefly mentioned the robocall campaign, attributing the calls to state Republicans. The calls began last Thursday, Jan. 12, according to that report.
A follow-up yesterday by The Loop has reaction from Latimer and cites an unnamed "campaign law expert" who says the calls are illegal. It also quotes a person who received the robocall, describing the attacks as "nasty."
Oppenheimer her retirement last week, ending nearly four decades in elected office, the majority of them spent in the state senate. Latimer is considered a Democratic front-runner, but says he hasn't decided yet whether he'll run for the soon-to-be-vacated seat.
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