Much has been written over the past few years about anonymous political mailings. In essence, these are mailings that are dropped into an area without a "Paid For By". The difference between anonymous mailers and the regular political propaganda that we might see is that the anonymous mailers usually don't tout the positive attributes of one candidate, but are meant to discredit the other.
We have seen several of these this political season, primarily in county legislature races, as well as a smattering of them around the county, apparently by both Republicans and Democrats.
The Greater Niagara Newspaper Group and the Buffalo News have devoted much coverage to this issue. On LCTV last week, Tom Christy devoted an entire show to the topic.
What I do not believe has been determined is, are anonymous political mailings effective? From some scuttlebutt heard around town, these mailers may not have the desired effect that some may have hoped. Primary results may tell a different story.