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Letter: GPS tracking of Democrat's car

Edward Hennessey on June 27, 2014. State Supreme

Edward Hennessey on June 27, 2014. State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Pitts ruled that Hennessey has a legal residence in Smith Point, despite Republican claims that the Democrat actually resides in East Moriches, outside the 3rd Assembly District. Credit: James Escher

The New York State Republican Assembly Campaign Committee lists on its official agenda the need for "Ethics reform, to ensure your government works for you and not for its own interests." However, we can now be sure that committee members don't hold themselves up to those same high standards. They work for their own interests regardless of which ethical lines they have to cross.

The proof is in Newsday's disclosure that the committee hired a private investigator to put electronic surveillance equipment on Democratic Assemb. Edward Hennessey's car ["Bug tracked Dem's residency," News, Sept. 7].

Edward P. Smith, Patchogue

Editor's note: The writer is a Democratic committeeman.