Krolicki sits tight

Republican Brian Krolicki said he will not change his advertising strategy now that he is being hit with attack ads as he campaigns for a second term as lieutenant governor.

Krolicki said he is not cutting new spots to respond to two ads being used by Democrat Jessica Sferrazza that call him an absentee official and question his handling of a college funds account (“Sferrazza gets rough,” RN&R, Oct. 21).

In political consulting circles, letting an attack go unanswered is generally considered a risk, but Krolicki has the luxury of a big lead over Sferrazza. He said that even if his numbers start to drop, he will stick with his current ads.

A Suffolk University survey conducted Oct. 8-11 with a 4.4 percent margin of error showed Krolicki with a 12-point lead over Sferrazza. That was down from an 18-point lead in a late September Mason-Dixon survey.