Husband quits race, criticizes wife

May 15, 2012
Media_httpassetsnydai_qjbra(Politico)Mark Schimel, the Nassau County GOP nominee, announced Tuesday he’s no longer making a bid to unseat Democrat Michelle Schimel, with whom he separated last year after 32 years of marriage and two kids.

(image via NY Daily News) “Since being nominated last Thursday, I have been inundated with calls from the media that focused on matters extraneous to the campaign and the issues facing our state,” he wrote in an email to North Hempstead GOP Committee Chairman Frank Moroney, according to the Albany Times Union. “It is clear to me that any effort to have an honest debate about lowering property taxes, improving our economy and making elected officials more responsive to taxpayers will be impossible given the media’s proclivity for sensationalizing the news.” Schimel then took a dig at his wife, to whom he remains married. “It also seems that the Democrats are frightened by the fact that the taxpayers of the 16th AD will learn that the incumbent Assemblymember voted against the real property tax cap, which makes it harder for senior citizens to afford to remain in North Hempstead and New York State and discourages young adults from moving here!” he wrote. “Accordingly, I withdraw my request to run for the Assembly in the 16th AD. Thank you for your consideration and support.” Michelle Schimel’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
When did the Democrats become the party of Vaginas?