Gerace: Local Republicans not involved in release of Christian e-mail
Local Republicans want nothing to do with Tim Paine's release of a Rose Mary Christian e-mail in which Christian tells fellow council members about her termination from Wal-Mart 20 months ago.
Joe Gerace, chairman of the City Republicans, called this morning and was adamant that The Batavian publish a statement from him saying that neither City nor County Republicans had anything to do with Paine's decision to release the e-mail.
"It's personal," Gerace said. "This is between Rose Mary and Tim Paine and we have nothing to do with it."
"I don't like her philosophy, but Rose Mary and I are good friends," Gerace said. "Why would I get involved in a thing like this?"
Gerace said he doesn't like mudslinging and doesn't like to see local Republicans involved with such tactics.
"I don't condone dirty politics, dirty tricks," Gerace said.
When contacted this morning, Christian's Republican opponent Bob Radley was unaware yet of the issue. He said he had heard rumors, but it really wasn't something he was interested in pursuing.
"I'm not into talking about people's personal lives," Radley said. "That's not the way I want win an election. I want to win an election on the issues, not based on what my opponent has done."