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Rep. Maloney vows to challenge Sen. Gillibrand for Senate seat in primary (NY)
NY DAILY NEWS ^ | July 1st 2009 | Michael Saul

Posted on 07/01/2009 6:58:49 PM PDT by neverdem


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Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Rep. Carolyn Maloney has decided to take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the 2010 Democratic primary, refusing to bow to party leaders who want her to stay out, the Daily News has learned.

"She's definitely decided to run," said a senior Maloney adviser, speaking on condition of anonymity. "She's in it."

Maloney, a congresswoman since 1993 for Manhattan's East Side and a slice of Queens, will make an official announcement in two weeks, the adviser said.

The Democratic establishment, led behind the scenes by Sen. Chuck Schumer, has cleared other would-be challengers from the primary field for Gillibrand.

At Schumer's request, President Obama phoned Long Island Rep. Steve Israel in May to nudge him out. Just last week, Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said Gillibrand has the White House's support.

"She's decided to run because she believes there needs to be a debate on the real issues and she wants to give New Yorkers a choice," Maloney's adviser said. "She believes her record and results make her the right person to fight for New Yorkers."

Last month, while meeting with the Daily News Editorial Board, Maloney, 61, criticized Gillibrand, 42, for her "evolving" stances on guns, immigration and the economic crisis. Maloney also questioned Gillibrand's "character."

"Some people run to get elected," Maloney told the board. "I spend my time doing things."

Gillibrand aides have disputed Maloney, saying the upstater has built a solid legislative record. Gov. Paterson gave Hillary Clinton's seat to Gillibrand in January, spurning bids by Maloney and Caroline Kennedy.

Maloney, a longtime champion of 9/11 workers' rights to health care, recently scored a major coup, winning passage of consumer legislation to curb abuses by credit card companies.

A Quinnipiac poll showed Maloney would begin the race with a fragile 27%-to-23% lead. But 44% were undecided, and Gillibrand is expected to have a significant cash advantage.

With Maloney in, "a bloody primary would almost be guaranteed," Rep. Anthony Weiner predicted last month.

Born in North Carolina, Maloney has racked up a slew of firsts. She's the first woman to represent her House district, the first New York city councilwoman to give birth while in office and the first woman to head the Joint Economic Committee, a high-profile House and Senate panel.

"I stand up for what I think is right," Maloney told The News' Editorial Board in May. "I don't think what they're doing now is right - they're trying to push everyone out of the race.

"I've never lost an election," she added. "I don't intend to start now."

msaul@nydailynews.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: demprimary; gillibrand; maloney; ny2010

1 posted on 07/01/2009 6:58:49 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem; nutmeg; Impy; Norman Bates; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; BillyBoy; April Lexington; ..

PAGING GEORGE PATAKI!!!!!!

Has anyone ever heard Maloney speak? She’s a dingbat.


2 posted on 07/01/2009 7:00:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: neverdem
Wow, a Cat-fight in the making!
3 posted on 07/01/2009 7:02:41 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (http://isportsdigest.tripod.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Has anyone ever heard Maloney speak? She’s a dingbat.

So is Casey who beat Santorum in Pennsylvania. The media does the speaking for them.

4 posted on 07/01/2009 7:06:56 PM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: neverdem
Maloney has racked up a slew of firsts. She's the first woman to represent her House district, the first New York city councilwoman to give birth while in office and the first woman to head the Joint Economic Committee

WOW! Identity politics at its finest

5 posted on 07/01/2009 7:07:36 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: neverdem

Gillibrand sure seems to have a steady stream of enemies.


6 posted on 07/01/2009 7:09:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: neverdem

It is hard to believe Gov. Patterson wasn’t so overwhelming charmed by her ... that he had to name her to the Senate.


7 posted on 07/01/2009 7:09:24 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; NYCVirago; The Mayor; Darksheare; hellinahandcart; Chode; ...
State Senate Democrats use bizarre maneuver to start passing bills

FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list. Hey, some good news!

8 posted on 07/01/2009 7:10:31 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Cicero; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; neverdem

“Gillibrand sure seems to have a steady stream of enemies.”

That surprised me, as well. She’s been doing some flip-flopping lately. I read that Gillibrand’s father was a Republican fundraiser, but I don’t see why that would matter.


9 posted on 07/01/2009 7:12:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

ping!


10 posted on 07/01/2009 7:19:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: metmom; Robert A. Cook, PE; The Mayor; All
New York Gov. Paterson has said he will not sign any of the bills into law -- citing Padavan's seemingly unintentional presence in the chamber on Tuesday.

I hadn't read that yet.

11 posted on 07/01/2009 7:21:43 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

This biatch, Maloney, has been around Washington way too long. She’s a freeloading, gold digging, Second Amendment hater.


12 posted on 07/01/2009 7:24:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out?)
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To: neverdem; ml/nj; firebrand; rmlew; Tabi Katz; juliej; Yehuda; dervish; nysuperdoodle; LottieDah; ...
The GOP can win this seat with a reasonably good candidate. Pataki has been mentioned, also Cong. Peter King.

Now who will take on Schumer for the other NY US Senate seat, also up next year? (Mark Levin has promised Schumer's opponent his full support.)

13 posted on 07/01/2009 7:25:00 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: patton; neverdem; Clintonfatigued; tioga
Notice how - in the midst of the Iranian revolution, the North Korean nuclear bomb creation and intercontinental ballistic missile launching, the Iraqi war, the war against terror, the Israelis fighting ... The tax-and-trade 1.6 billion dollar tax, the 1.3 trillion dollar bailout, the GM and AIG purchases, and the union buyouts (er, bailouts)

..

Obama STILL HAS TIME to “clear opponents out” for a SINGLE NY state senate race.

Amazing. Ya gotta give him credit for focusing on the only issue that matters.

Power. Raw, pure, undiluted democratic power.

14 posted on 07/01/2009 7:32:01 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

this is the U.S. Senate.


15 posted on 07/01/2009 7:34:31 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: neverdem

I have a feeling she is going to regret this. Any committies she sits on will probably be taken from her one at a time until she gets out and next time she runs they won’t put so much money into her campaign.


16 posted on 07/01/2009 7:37:29 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Clintonfatigued

great another dim wit from downstate. Thats why the senate has done nothing in weeks, it has become a downstate versus upstate hate fest. The republicans from upstate and the democrats from downstate have now taken a position they are in the majority. I think it is time that upstaters suceed from downstate and let them distroy their half.


17 posted on 07/01/2009 7:43:38 PM PDT by rstark56
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To: neverdem

2010 will be fun. Governor, 2 Senators, and narrowly divided State Senate all up for election.


18 posted on 07/01/2009 8:03:47 PM PDT by rmlew ( The SAVE and GIVE acts are institutioning Corvee. Where's the outtrage!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Gillibrand is NY Democrat which means she’s liberal. On the other hand she is decidedly not a commie, crook and/or a street thug. So she differs from most of our other elected (D) officials in this state.


19 posted on 07/01/2009 8:05:01 PM PDT by rod1
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45 posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2009 12:41:31 PM by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)

20 posted on 07/01/2009 8:11:40 PM PDT by glock rocks (... just tryin to make do...)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 07/01/2009 8:28:25 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem

Never hear a peep out of Gillibrand. She lets Schumer get all the spotlight and just does obediently what he tells her to do. Might as well have Charlie McCarthy for a Senator - wouldn’t make any difference.

Maloney is more vocal but just repeats the Democrat talking points. Doesn’t have an original idea in her head - except this once, that she’s bucking Schumer and Obama. She never answers her mail.

Both a complete loss.


22 posted on 07/01/2009 8:47:32 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: BusterBear

IIRC’Maloney at one time coveted the seat that Hillary was after.I think she decided to drop out after a visit from Guido Cuomo.


23 posted on 07/01/2009 9:09:40 PM PDT by pistolpetestoys (Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend;inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: justiceseeker93; neverdem

Peter King would be excellent.

Gillibrand did an about face on gun legislation as soon as she walked in the door, and Maloney is a lock step left voter.


24 posted on 07/01/2009 9:30:14 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: BusterBear; cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; NYCVirago; The Mayor; Darksheare; hellinahandcart; Chode; ...
Maloney is more vocal but just repeats the Democrat talking points. Doesn’t have an original idea in her head - except this once, that she’s bucking Schumer and Obama. She never answers her mail.

Both a complete loss.

True, but Gillibrand was going to get a primary any way because she had the effrontery of having an A rating by the NRA. If no one gave her a primary, gun grabber Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy promised one. Doom by either Carolyn, one way or the other.

Just when you think NYC can't get any worse:

NY City Council backs closure of schools for Islamic Feast on Sept. 11th

FReepmail me if you want on or off my New York ping list.

25 posted on 07/01/2009 10:03:45 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 07/01/2009 10:07:24 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: dervish
Peter King would be excellent.

Peter King would find me holding my nose.

Watch lists, guns and government

27 posted on 07/01/2009 10:11:43 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not a dingbat - she is one of freddy krugers’ NIGHTMARES!!


28 posted on 07/02/2009 3:43:55 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: rod1
She's an “upstate Democrat” though, which means that she's a “neo-con puke” to all of the liberals downstate.

Plus she's a fan of the NRA - can't have that, you know.

29 posted on 07/02/2009 5:26:14 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the frequently disappointed but ever optimistic Mets fan.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Schumer is Senator for life. He has the Jewish vote, the black vote, and the public employee/trade union votes. Patakifeller is a moron, btw.


30 posted on 07/02/2009 7:16:58 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: neverdem

We are talking NY ?

Gillibrand reversed herself on guns as soon as she got the Senate seat

http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/11955/gillibrand-casts-first-gun-rights-vote-in-senate/


31 posted on 07/02/2009 10:01:04 AM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: CT-Freeper

LOL NY rats are still in love with gun control.


32 posted on 07/02/2009 3:29:21 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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