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Surprise: GOP challenger outraises Maurice Hinchey in NY-22 race
HotAir.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | Ed Morrissey

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

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; banrather; bushguard; congress; democrats; georgephillips; hinchet; hjinchley; karlrove; mauricehinchey; mauricehinchley; newyork; ny2010; politics; rathergate; rememberinnovember; rove

1 posted on 04/21/2010 6:51:59 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Wasn’t this the clown who said that Rove was behind the forged docs from Rathergate?


2 posted on 04/21/2010 6:57:33 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: raptor22

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.


3 posted on 04/21/2010 7:00:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BerniesFriend

You are correct.
http://michellemalkin.com/2005/02/21/rep-maurice-hinchey-unhinged/


4 posted on 04/21/2010 7:03:58 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Cicero

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.


5 posted on 04/21/2010 7:08:30 PM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: raptor22

this is the area where I grew up and I’ll happily donate to anyone who unseats this creep Hinch...


6 posted on 04/21/2010 7:11:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: raptor22

Ithaca and Binghamton? That district was gerrymandered for him.


7 posted on 04/21/2010 7:22:02 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: raptor22; BerniesFriend
I knew that Rove was smart, but tricking Rather with "fake but true" documents would require the work of a "super genius"!!!
8 posted on 04/21/2010 7:26:31 PM PDT by DrDavid (George Orwell was an optimist.)
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To: raptor22

Hinchey is a first-class slimeball. Thing is, I’d be (pleasantly) shocked if he lost.


9 posted on 04/21/2010 7:32:52 PM PDT by BCEagles
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To: Cicero

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.


10 posted on 04/21/2010 7:57:08 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com for a list of vulnerable DEM and must hold GOP House seats.)
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To: raptor22

Doesn’t he represent the Hudson Valley, too?


11 posted on 04/21/2010 8:09:26 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: dartuser

yessireee - this one is ripe for the picking, and Phillips appears to be a good egg.


12 posted on 04/21/2010 8:23:13 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: randita

Whenever I think a race would be impossible for a Republican to win, I think of Scott Brown in MA
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And the new Gov. Christie in New Jersey.


13 posted on 04/21/2010 10:29:38 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: DrDavid
I knew that Rove was smart, but tricking Rather with "fake but true" documents would require the work of a "super genius"!!!

Well, I remember seeing Rove and Bush operating their hurricane steering machine and sending Katrina for NO. I think that is pretty much genius material.
14 posted on 04/21/2010 10:52:50 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American <strike>Capitalism)
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To: Darren McCarty

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."

15 posted on 04/22/2010 4:55:32 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: Darren McCarty

My thought exactly, that overall the state of NY is ripe for some Pennsylvania style gerrymandering.


16 posted on 04/22/2010 5:59:06 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Scotswife

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 ...


17 posted on 04/22/2010 7:06:38 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: randita

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.


18 posted on 04/22/2010 8:39:19 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Darren McCarty
Ithaca and Binghamton? That district was gerrymandered for him.

Ya think?


19 posted on 04/22/2010 8:47:26 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

FWIW


20 posted on 04/22/2010 5:01:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: dartuser

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.


21 posted on 04/22/2010 8:57:03 PM PDT by Scotswife
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