WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Republican Rob Astorino has released a TV ad that mimics a 1964 spot to attack Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
It opens with a child counting daisy petals and a countdown. After an explosion, a nuclear-bomb cloud morphs into Cuomo’s face.
The ad alleges that Cuomo is under investigation for obstruction of justice and witness tampering.
A voice says, “Do we re-elect a governor who may end up in jail?”
Astorino said at a news conference Monday that the nuclear cloud illustrates “a cloud of corruption.”
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Cuomo meddled with an anti-corruption commission. He has denied wrongdoing.
Cuomo’s campaign noted that Astorino also is involved in a federal investigation involving housing desegregation.
The so-called “daisy girl” ad helped Lyndon Johnson defeat Barry Goldwater in 1964.