The statement read: “As many know, there has been a perception of political discord in North Hudson. While differences have existed, we both recognize the need to work together for our respective constituencies. Furthermore, it is also recognized that certain political forces perpetuate the politics of division. Bearing this in mind, we wish to make public that we both support and endorse the candidacies of each other and that we strongly disapprove of other candidates using our names in campaign literature in order to give a false sense of endorsement regarding their candidacies. Now is the time to put politics aside and continue to work for our respective constituencies.”
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