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GOP Hopes Black Mayor Can Nab House Seat in N.Y. (James Garner Running for Congress)
The Washington Times ^
| May 3, 2004
| Liz Trotta
Posted on 05/13/2004 2:11:37 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican
Edited on 07/12/2004 4:15:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
GOP hopes black mayor can nab House seat in N.Y.
NEW YORK — Long Island's first black mayor, James Arthur Garner, is a conservative Republican who the GOP believes can unseat four-term Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and attract black voters to the party he has re-christened "The Grow Out Party."
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TOPICS: New York; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: blackconservative; blackrepublican; carolynmccarthy; congress; electionushouse; garner; house; jamesgarner; longisland; mccarthy; newyork
This article is over a week old, but I hadn't seen it posted yet. Hempstead Mayor James Garner is being described as a "conservative Republican," which is good to hear, since I feared he was a liberal on social issues. Garner has a good shot to defeat liberal Democrat Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy in Long Island's 4th Congressional District, which would make him the first black Republican ever elected to Congress from New York.
To: JohnnyZ; Kuksool; Clintonfatigued; Dan from Michigan; Coop; Impy; LdSentinal; ForOurFuture; ...
posted on 05/13/2004 2:13:12 PM PDT
(Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
If he's running against McCarthy, that's all I need to hear.
To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; William Creel; JohnnyZ
James Garner would make a great Congressman, and his record of winning elections in Hempstead gives him a base in 'Rat territory. But there is a skunk at the garden party: Carolyn McCarthy has $552,689 cash on hand, while Garner only has $31,119.
To: AuH2ORepublican; Dan from Michigan
A "reputation for hitting hard?" The guy as a boxer for heaven's sake-anyone who doubts it need only refer to the cover of his political biography.
McCarthy is a joke. The only times she casts a conservative vote on issues in Congress is when a bill has something to do taxes. I doubt that the people of Suffolk County-collapsing under the confiscatory property taxes and ridiculously bloated local gov't-would appreciate their congresswoman voting to levy yet more taxes on the back of an already over-burdened electorate.
posted on 05/13/2004 10:39:40 PM PDT
by The Scourge of Yazid
(" I said no wankin' Malloy. They'll be no wankin' to my sister!")
To: The Scourge of Yazid
Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Tell your relatives.
Get out the vote: G.W. Bush for President and Jim Garner for Congress.
In a region where dead incumbents win re-election, WNBC TV just described the Garner/McCarthy race as one to watch.
posted on 11/01/2004 3:13:10 AM PST
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