The race between Mac D’Alessandro and Rep. Stephen Lynch in the 9th Congressional always had the potential to go negative. Mac’s campaign was always at its core about seeking a progressive alternative to Stephen Lynch’s “independent” record – or as some progressives view it “DINO” record.
At first D’Alessandro tried delivering that message with upbeat ads about him being an positive alternative to Lynch. We saw this with his apple-inspired “I’m a Mac” ad.
But as the race comes down to the final few days D’Alessandro’s campaign has gone sharply negative. Mac now has a gray anti-Lynch web site that goes after Lynch in the rawest terms possible, declaring “Stephen Lynch’s Bad Votes Have Hurt Our Community”.