We got this amusing email from Brooklyn Assembly candidate Olanike Alabi over the weekend stating that her Assembly opponent, fellow district leader Walter Mosley, had recently bought up the domain names OlanikeAlabi.com and OlanikeAlabi2012.com.
Neither site appears to be active, but Alabi tells supporters, just in case, that she disavows any posts associated with the two sites in advance.
At the least, this will deprive Alabi of some prime Web real estate, which is likely why Mosley bought the names, though I’m not sure why his campaign didn’t do it more anonymously.
The two are running for Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries’ seat. Jeffries is aligned with Mosley, while Alabi is seen as aligned with Jeffries’ congressional opponent, Congressman Ed Towns. It should be noted that Alabi has been accused of a few far more underhanded campaign tactics herself.
Dear Friends/Community Partners/Elected Officials:
Over the past several months, I have been extremely proud to inform you of developments regarding my political goals, public service and the 2012 election season.
As with most campaigns, while there are positive moments, there are times when we must pause to address unfortunate negative occurrences. Earlier today, my campaign was informed that one of my opponents in the race for the New York State Assembly – 57th District, purchased and registered two domain names; olanikealabi.com<http://
In a short period of time, I will provide you with a website for my campaign so you may obtain accurate information generated by us. The links below and the document attached will provide you with more information regarding that which I have outlined above.
All the best and let’s continue to work together for the betterment of our community.
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