Many ‘stuck’ with Yassky

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He may not have been stuck on their minds, but David Yassky was certainly stuck to voters’ windshields Tuesday morning.

The day of the run-off election for comptroller between the Brooklyn councilmember and Queens lawmaker John Liu, pro-Yassky flyers were firmly affixed to cars in Windsor Terrace — vexing commuters who were forced to use their fingernails or other devices to remove the campaign literature.

“I tried to take it off, and it just wouldn’t come off,” said Sam Himmelstein, an area resident who alerted this newspaper about the sticky situation. “It was very annoying — you needed some sort of a scraper,” he said.

Yassky spokesperson Danny Kanner said the flyers were actually meant to be put on door knobs, not windshields. “We did, regrettably have some overzealous volunteers,” he said. Because it rained Monday night, the flyers became virtually cemented to the cars when they dried off, he noted. “They are not stickers, but it appears they stuck to the windshields, and we are sincerely apologetic,” Kanner added.

Himmelstein, an attorney by trade, said the windshield imbroglio didn’t sway his vote either way. “I accept the possibility that you can’t control everything your campaign workers do,” he said. Meanwhile, he continued, “I voted for Liu.”

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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