TUXEDO, NY- Despite the fact that he’s running for his fifth term, it was speculated last week in the New York Post that Rep. Sean Maloney wants “out of Congress” and either “wants to be a lobbyist” or “a talking head on MSNBC.” Chele Farley, the Republican and Conservative nominee challenging Maloney in New York’s 18th Congressional district, addresses her opponent’s rumored job hunt in an open letter to all of Maloney’s campaign contributors, urging them to demand a refund if their candidate isn’t really serious about his bid.
After noting that Maloney has spent nearly $800,000 of his donors’ money throughout the course of this election cycle amid reports he’s looking for other opportunities, Farley closed the letter stating “The Hudson Valley deserves a member of Congress who actually wants to do the job, not somebody with one foot out the door.”
This would not be the first time Sean Maloney attempted to leave his post as a Congressman representing the Hudson Valley. In 2018 the former lawyer ran for New York State Attorney General, but only came in third place in the Democratic primary. Prior to that, it was also widely believed that Maloney expected a position in Hillary Clinton’s administration had she won in 2016.
A copy of Farley’s full letter can be found below:
I am writing regarding your contribution to Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s 2020 re-election campaign. Perhaps you gave in response to an urgent deadline mentioned in one of the Congressman's emails, or maybe you received a fundraising letter outlining his legislative goals.
Whether you gave $5 or $5,600, you did so with the intention of securing the best representation possible for the Hudson Valley and the American people.
I'm letting you know: you've been misled.
Despite spending nearly $800,000 of donor money during the current election cycle, the New York Post reported last week that Rep. Maloney wants to retire from Congress.
Why? Because he wants to become a lobbyist or an MSNBC talking head.
This isn't the first time Congressman Maloney has tried to ditch the 18th District. In 2016, he was rumored to be seeking a job in Hillary Clinton's White House. In 2018, he ran for New York State Attorney General.
No matter what your ideology, there is no reason to subsidize, with hard-earned money, the job search of a career politician.
That is why I am calling on you to demand a refund of your donation to Sean Patrick Maloney’s 2020 re-election campaign.
The Hudson Valley deserves a member of Congress who actually wants to do the job, not somebody with one foot out the door.
Chele Chiavacci Farley
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