Candidate’s Wife Expresses Outrage Over Fidel Castro Comparison

The Stephen Labate campaign has discovered a phony website that, at first glance, purports to be the official campaign website. The phony website states that Stephen Labate is “The Fidel Castro of Suffolk County Politics” and uses Stephen’s official military photo alongside the murdering tyrant, Fidel Castro.

Leticia Labate, wife of Stephen Labate, the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in New York’s 3rd Congressional District, expressed her disgust saying, “I don’t think it is an accident that these people chose to compare my husband with Fidel Castro.  It is well known that my family and I came to this country as political refuges that fled from the murderous dictator Fidel Castro.  We came to the United States to be free of political oppression and now I find myself a victim of frivolous, politically motivated lawsuits, as well as vicious attacks that strike at the core of my very being.”

Mrs. Labate continued, “My husband is a decorated combat veteran who fought to protect our country in aftermath of the 9-11 attacks.  To compare my husband to Fidel Castro, and to use his official military photo alongside Castro’s picture, denigrates not only him but also the uniform that so many wore, and continue to wear, in honorable sacrifice and service to our country.”

Stephen Labate is the Republican candidate for Congress running in New York’s Third Congressional District.

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