Sean Patrick Maloney, one of five Democrats battling for the right to take on Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth in the November election, is out with his first mailer, which focuses on his time at the Clinton White House.

“A former advisor to President Clinton and two New York Governors, Sean Patrick Maloney has experience creating jobs, growing our economy and championing progressive values,” the mailer reads.

“Sean knows we need to cut the deficit but believes it should be done by cutting waste, making smart investments, protecting Medicare and making sure the wealthy pay their fair share — just as President Clinton did.”

Added bonus of the mailer, which features two photos of Maloney with the former president: A QR code that enables you to watch Clinton speaking at Maloney’s farewell reception when you can it into your smartphone.

(Not mentioned: The “two governors” for whom Maloney worked were scandal-scarred Eliot Spitzer and his LG replacement, David Paterson, whose tenure might best – and most charitably – be described as “rocky”).

Maloney was an advisor to Clinton between 1997 and 2000.

He often notes that he was the youngest person ever to serve as the president’s White House staff secretary, and the highest-ranking openly gay man ever to serve in the administration.

Maloney was a late entry into the NY-18 race, but is nevertheless appears to be the DCCC’s favored candidate, although the committee is publicly declaring a favorite in the June 26 primary.

He put up a big early fundraising number, netted several key union endorsements and this week received his first nod from a Democratic county committee (Putnam) in the district.

Several of Maloney’s opponents have criticized him for being a carpetbagger.

The NYC attorney and his longtime parnter, Randy Florke, have owned a house in Sullivan County for years. It serves as the base of Florke’s decorating/real estate business.

Maloney had been eyeing a potential run for retiring Rep. Maurice Hinchey’s district, NY-22, but switched gears when that was eliminated in the redistricting process.

According to Maloney’s campaign, the candidate has purchased a home in Cold Spring, which is in the newly-drawn district, and plans to be living there full-time with his family (if he isn’t already).

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