Anti-Espada forces -- who are perhaps Efrain Gonzalez supporters -- are using YouTube quite a bit in this heated local primary election for the state Senate. This one plays on Espada's past flirtations with the Republican Party. He never actually became a Republican but he did caucus with them toward the end of his term in the Senate. (Thanks to Liz Benjamin at Daily News for alerting us.)
If my own mailbox is any guide the NYS Democratic Committee is flooding local voters with mailers that link Espada to uber-Republicans Bush/Cheney and even the war in Iraq. The mailers don't mention Gonzalez as they aren't actually being sent out by his campaign, but they certainly are intended to influence the electiion. Meanwhile, no direct mail at all from Espada. Ahhh, the power of incumbency.