In Assembly District 19, Abele chose Dan Adams to be his representative of the Abele Party. For whatever reason, Abele and Adams thought it would be a good idea to run an anti-union, pro-poverty campaign in a very progressive district. To make matters worse, they also thought it would be a good idea to launch a series of highly negative and immature attacks against the two favored candidates, Marina Dimitrijevic and Jonathan Brostoff.
Brostoff managed to eke a victory over Dimitrijevic, winning by a couple of hundred votes. Adams came in a distant third.