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  • Wendy Long beats Turner in NY Republican contest for Senate

    06/27/2012 4:50:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Times Ledger ^ | 06/27/2012 | Steve Mosco
    One surprise win deserves another. After shocking many with a win in the 9th Congressional District last year, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) was defeated by the conservative party candidate, Manhattan lawyer Wendy Long in a three-way Republican primary Tuesday. Long will now square off against U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), a three-year incumbent, in this fall’s race for the Senate. “On the 6th of November, we will change the face of New York politics,” Long said at her Manhattan victory party. “The people of New York saw that I would create the sharpest contrast with Kirsten Gillibrand.” The...
  • David Malpass camp has "hissy fit" over YouTube video - Capitol Tonight

    05/20/2010 3:22:10 PM PDT · by The Doctor · 9 replies · 283+ views
    Capitol Tonight ^ | May 20, 2010 | Liz Benjamin
    Hitting Malpass, Mysteriously (Updated)A CapTon commenter posted a link to this video that attacks Republican US Senate hopeful David Malpass for his connection to Bear Sterns, one of the big Wall Street banks that received a taxpayer-funded bailout and has been the object of considerable populist-driven anger ever since. It’s a pretty straightforward hit, except for the very end, where whoever made it has tacked on the memorable endorsement of Bruce Blakeman’s dog that was used in an ad for his master’s very short-lived 2009 NYC mayoral run. Blakeman is, of course, one of Malpass’ GOP primary opponents. I checked...
  • Giuliani Decides Against a Run for the Senate

    12/21/2009 7:09:57 PM PST · by freespirited · 40 replies · 1,237+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/21/09 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has decided not to run for the Senate seat held by Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Republicans briefed on his decision said Monday evening. The decision by Mr. Giuliani, 65, leaves Senator Gillibrand — who was appointed to her seat less than a year ago, has never run in a statewide election, and is still unfamiliar to many voters — without a high-profile Republican opponent as she faces election to the seat. As recently as a week ago, a Quinnipiac University poll showed Mr. Giuliani leading Ms. Gillibrand in a hypothetical matchup, 50 percent to 40 percent....