Cassio Condemns Proctor Campaign For Playing “Race Card”

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RAHWAY – Republican municipal chairman and mayoral candidate Patrick Cassio condemned a campaign flyer set out on behalf of regular political organization Democrat Rick Proctor last week.


The front of this card features just the pictures of the all African-American female slate that is opposing the Proctor machine in Tuesday’s primary and an unknown Caucasian man with the words underneath: “But if you don’t vote in June, this will be your choice to run Rahway in November.”


The back includes the message: “If you don’t vote in June, the candidates on the front of this card will be your only choices. Not much to choose from, is it?”

No mention of the issues, credentials, or views of Democrats for Change candidates Renee Thrash, Dr. Yvonne Wesley, Lynn Parker and Grace Jacquet were on the card, only their pictures.

According to Cassio, this flyer shows how little Proctor and his team have to offer and how desperate they are.

“Since the Proctor team has no good ideas to offer you in the upcoming election, he rolled out the old pre-civil rights ‘race card’ to scare voters in Rahway,” Cassio said. “I say it’s despicable and he should apologize to every candidate on that flyer. I also strongly feel that any man who can approve the production of a flyer like this is not fit to be mayor of the city of Rahway.”

“What makes this hate flyer more despicable is that when Proctor has run for Freeholder he has depended on the African American vote (and has gotten it) only to now tell you not to vote for his former supporters because they are African Americans,” Cassio said.

“I think Rahway deserves better,” Cassio concluded.


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