SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Congressman John Katko today released the following statement:
“Central New Yorkers deserve a Representative who is honest and transparent.
“Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle routinely take tough votes, make difficult decisions, and are justly required to fully detail their positions.
“You always know where you stand with me on the issues affecting our community. I answer tough questions on legislative issues and make known who I’ve voted for in elections for public office – whether it be the Presidency or a hotly contested race locally.
“It’s concerning that my opponent, a candidate for federal office, has failed to answer basic questions.
“For months, Dana Balter has refused to answer whether she will support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. Now that Pelosi has paid for $1 million in corporate-funded television advertisements backing Balter, will she answer this simple question?
“It’s also troubling that Balter hid her vote for the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Did she stand with Andrew Cuomo, who has also bankrolled her campaign? Or with the far left and out-of-touch Cynthia Nixon?
“It’s time for Dana Balter to be open with Central New Yorkers.”