Skip to comments.Surprise: GOP challenger outraises Maurice Hinchey in NY-22 race
Posted on 04/21/2010 6:51:59 PM PDT by raptor22
Not that Ithaca Journal readers would know it from the reporting. They sniff at the notion that the GOP might make a concerted effort to push Maurice Hinchey out of Congress, then neglect to point out the rather troubling development for an incumbent of having a challenger surpass him in fundraising in an election year: Democratic Rep. Maurice Hinchey, meanwhile, is not a major GOP target in the 22nd Congressional District covering Ithaca and Binghamton and stretching east to Poughkeepsie on the other side of the Hudson River. Yes, yes, nothing to see here, just move along. Or perhaps there is, although one has to go past the jump to the final three paragraphs of the article to discover it: In the 22nd District race, Hinchey likely will face Republican George Phillips in the November election. Phillips captured only 34 percent of the vote in his 2008 race against Hinchey. Phillips raised $83,018 last quarter and $155,952 so far this cycle. Phillips had $77,291 remaining on March 31. Hinchey raised $69,865 in the first three months of this year and has raised a total $344,112 so far in the 2009-2010 cycle. His campaign had $145,010 remaining on March 31
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
Wasn’t this the clown who said that Rove was behind the forged docs from Rathergate?
His district includes Ithaca (city of evil) and Binghamton (also a university town). This Dem could be the devil himself and be hard to beat. But you never know until you try. And no time like now.
Last and best chance to take back our country.
You are correct.
With the loss of the VH-71 program at the Owego Lockheed Martin plant that area has become quite depressed. He could very well loose that to a good Repub campaign.
this is the area where I grew up and I’ll happily donate to anyone who unseats this creep Hinch...
Ithaca and Binghamton? That district was gerrymandered for him.
Hinchey is a first-class slimeball. Thing is, I’d be (pleasantly) shocked if he lost.
Whenever I think a race would be impossible for a Republican to win, I think of Scott Brown in MA. His campaign should be a model for GOP candidates running in enemy territory.
Doesn’t he represent the Hudson Valley, too?
yessireee - this one is ripe for the picking, and Phillips appears to be a good egg.
Whenever I think a race would be impossible for a Republican to win, I think of Scott Brown in MA
And the new Gov. Christie in New Jersey.
Amazingly gerrymandered district.
For some reason out neighborhood in a Binghamton satellite moved out of his district about 8-10 years ago. Our new district includes parts of Binghamton all the way up to Utica. It's absurd how we have politicians choosing the voters instead of vice versa. Would be great to see that creep Hinchey gone. "Gee, I forgot I was carrying a weapon in that bag."
My thought exactly, that overall the state of NY is ripe for some Pennsylvania style gerrymandering.
Don’t know anything about him ... but I used to own a home in Apalachin ... Lockheed just layoff another few hundred people there in Owego.
If Hinchey doesnt get canned this time around he never will up there ...
Yes, it’s possible. Especially if some one could motivate the Republican students to turn out and vote. There must be at least some of them at Binghamton. I used to have a few friends there on the faculty, but they’re all gone now.
As I said, there will never be a better chance, with Obama’s poll numbers in the tank and a lot of people unhappy about losing their jobs, with the prospect of worse to come.
I’m very close to Apalachin right now.
This week’s layoff wasn’t as large as originally planned, but it was still about 100 people.
Several hundred over the past year - probably approaching one thousand now.
Sikorsky and Lockheed are going to join up for the next bid.