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Negative Ads Continue In Senate Race

Last Sunday, the candidates in the 48th State Senate District race shook hands and agreed to pull their negative advertising. But since then, the cease-fire has ceased between Republican Will Barclay and Democrat Darrel Aubertine.
/ Source: WWNY-TV

Last Sunday, the candidates in the 48th State Senate District race shook hands and agreed to pull their negative advertising. But since then, the cease-fire has ceased between Republican Will Barclay and Democrat Darrel Aubertine. A new ad from the Barclay camp show's Aubertine's face turning into that of Governor Eliot Spitzer.

"We try to point out where Darrel's been inconsistent. We try to point out where his stand is on various issues and what my stand is on various issues. He on the other hand has gone after an issue that I don't think has any relevancy really to the senate race that's attacking my family and myself," said Barclay.

Barclay was speaking of the Aubertine ad that talks about the Barclay family requiring anglers to pay to fish on the family's portion of the Salmon River.

"I haven't seen anything come out of the Barclay campaign as of late that deals with any issue other than me," said Aubertine.

The candidates said the ads help them discuss the issues.

However, some voters told 7 News there are too many negative ads and they just want to turn them off.

We asked some local residents what they're looking for in a candidate.

"Positive character and staying with the issues and being more concerned about what you want to do instead of what the other people are going to do," said Donald Terpstra.

"They need to stop bashing each other. It makes them both look ridiculous," said Nancy Loren.

But voters may not get their wish. Both candidates say they plan to keep doing what they're doing - pushing hard until election day next Tuesday.