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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. [history]

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.
1 posted on 05/13/2004 2:11:38 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican
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To: JohnnyZ; Kuksool; Clintonfatigued; Dan from Michigan; Coop; Impy; LdSentinal; ForOurFuture; ...
2 posted on 05/13/2004 2:13:12 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
If he's running against McCarthy, that's all I need to hear.
3 posted on 05/13/2004 2:25:17 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("I bury those cockroaches")
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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.
4 posted on 05/13/2004 2:36:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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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.

5 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!")
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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.

6 posted on 11/01/2004 3:13:10 AM PST by joeystoy
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