A statement released under state Democratic Party Chairman David Paterson’s name on Tuesday blasted GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino and even brought up the 20-year-old police corruption conviction of his father.

The statement knocks Astorino for allegedly attempting to secure the endorsement of the Westchester Independence Party in 2013, alludes to his top advisor referring to Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos as a “prison punk” and — naturally! — doesn’t fail to mention Republican Chairman Ed Cox’s father-in-law is the late Richard Nixon.

“Now it all makes sense. Yesterday, Rob Astorino was talking about cleaning up Albany because he knew today he was going to be charged with being dirty: voter fraud, election fraud and racketeering. His top spokesman Bill O’Reilly clearly had prison cells on his mind yesterday because he knew this case was gong to the District Attorney. Just last week, Rob was attacking ‘convicted felons’ because his father – a convicted felon – was about to be charged as his accomplice in a RICO suit. Nixon’s son-in-law Ed Cox clearly picked Astorino because all of this is a story of corruption that made him feel right at home. Just like old times! A Westchester judge just found 3,700 cases of voter fraud and removed them from the party. It was a gross example of the worst kind of political corruption. Clean up Albany, not with little Robbie’s dirty hands.”

Granted, Astorino’s campaign has accused Cuomo and his girlfriend, Food Network star Sandra Lee, of skirting property tax laws by not having a proper permits completed for renovations on the home they share in Westchester as well as barring an assessor from viewing the home’s interior.

Nevertheless, it’s heated rhetoric — attributed to a courtly former governor — for a governor’s race that shows the incumbent Democrat comfortably ahead in the polls.