The Anthony Brindisi campaign for the NY-22 congressional seat currently held by Claudia Tenney is charging that Spectrum Cable is refusing to air a television commercial that is critical of the relationship between Tenney and the cable giant.

"If you're watching this ad on Spectrum Cable, you're getting ripped off," Brindisi states in the opening line of the commercial.

"Claudia Tenney's campaign is bankrolled by Spectrum," Brindisi claims in the ad, referencing a 2017-18 FEC report that shows Charter's political action committee gave Tenney's campaign two $2500 contributions in 2017.  Brindisi claims, Tenney later voted to give Charter-Spectrum "a $9 billion tax break."

Screenshot of Brindisi television commercial (with permission by Brindisi campaign)
Screenshot of Brindisi television commercial (with permission by Brindisi campaign)

In a press release on Monday, Brindisi alerted members of the media of a press conference to be held on Tuesday at 10:30 am at Tony's Pizzeria in Washington Mills.

Spectrum, the beleaguered cable provider known for raising rates and false advertising, has refused to run an ad by the Anthony Brindisi campaign. The ad contrasts Brindisi's push to hold Spectrum accountable with Claudia Tenney’s inaction in the face of corporate abuse. Tomorrow, Brindisi will hold a press conference condemning this decision and calling on Spectrum to run the ad on their cable channels.


Watch the ad here:

WIBX has reached out to Spectrum Cable and Congresswoman Claudia Tenney for comment.

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