Now Carolyn Maloney disappears from Kellner's endorsement list, too
Shortly after the Times reported on sexual harassment accusations involving Assemblyman Micah Kellner, he lost the endorsements of several lawmakers who had initially supported his bid for a City Council seat on Manhattan's East Side.
In response, Kellner edited his campaign fliers, using, at first, white stickers to cover up the names of the ex-supporters.
Eventually, under the section on the fliers that said "People we trust support Assemblyman Micah Kellner," the campaign simply placed large white stickers with two names on them: "Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney," who by then was already wavering, and "Assembly Member Dan Quart"
That was last month.
Earlier this week, two readers forwarded me images of fliers currently being distributed by Kellner's campaign (on the right). That large white sticker no longer includes Maloney's name.
I emailed Kellner's campaign and Maloney's spokeswoman for comment and have not heard back. Maloney's February 25 endorsement of Kellner is still on her Facebook page.
Kellner, who has the support of several major unions, is running for the seat being vacated by Jessica Lappin, who is running for Manhattan borough president. Also running for her seat are Democrats Edward Hartzog and Ben Kallos, two lawyers who have served on the community board.