Rick Lazio wants to make sure the so-called "Ground Zero mosque" stays on the radar this election season.
Lazio, the GOP gubernatorial candidate, has been attacking his opponent Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for his unwillingness to investigate the funding for the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero.
Now, Lazio has a controversial ad demanding that Cuomo do some digging to find out where the money's coming from.
But Lazio's ploy may have backfired, as both the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association have criticized the ad, saying its images upset the families of 9/11 victims.
Watch the ad below and tell us what you think of it:
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