New York (GOP Club)

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  • NY-25: From Long Shot To Horserace

    10/05/2010 4:42:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 5, 2010 | John Gizzi
    When HUMAN EVENTS profiled Ann Marie Buerkle’s campaign for Congress in May, the candidate of the Republican and New York Conservative Parties in the Empire State’s 25th District (Syracuse) was a long shot, to say the least. Freshman Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei, a past spokesman for the House Ways and Means Committee, was on his way to raising $1 million. Buerkle—nurse, attorney, and mother of six (and grandmother of eleven)—had an impressive personal story, but was untested as a candidate. In her one stint in elective office—appointed to fill a vacancy on the Syracuse City Council—Buerkle had come under fire...
  • Hoffman will stay in congressional race (NY alert)

    09/23/2010 6:27:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    The Press Republican ^ | September 23, 2010 | Joe LoTemplio
    However, the split among Republicans and Conservatives last year was seen as a major factor in Owens’s win, which marked the first time a Democrat had won the seat since 1852. ‘OLD DREAM’ Some fear that Hoffman’s intention to stay in the race now will cause another split and give Owens victory again. “Personally, I am very disappointed in Doug Hoffman’s decision,” Mark L. Barie, chairman of the Upstate New York Tea Party, said today. UNYTEA had endorsed Hoffman in the Republican primary, but members are being polled to see what their next move will be. “I thought it would...
  • Doheny-Hoffman count coming Thursday

    09/22/2010 5:12:43 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 1+ views
    North County Public Radio ^ | September 20, 2010
    Nearly a week since the primaries, it’s still not clear whose name will be on the Republican line in a high-profile North Country Congressional race. An initial tally of votes in the 23rd district put Matt Doheny ahead by more than 500 votes. Doug Hoffman, already on the Conservative line, says at least 1900 military and absentee ballots still need to be counted. As Jonathan Brown reports, a final, certified vote count isn't expected until later this week.
  • GOP Candidate For NY Gov: Obama Worships Himself

    08/31/2010 8:43:43 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 26 replies
    CBS 2 NY ^ | 08/31/2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said Monday during a live television interview that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama is a practicing Christian “in his heart.” “I think he worships himself,” Paladino told YNN’s “Capital Tonight” news program. ‘I’m not saying he’s anything else, but I think Mr. Obama is about himself,” the millionaire Buffalo developer said. “I think any religious beliefs that he advocates are part of the theater to make himself look better to the American people.” The comments come as Obama is again countering claims that he is a Muslim. In an interview...
  • Charlie Rangel attacks President Obama for suggesting he resign

    08/24/2010 5:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 24, 2010 | Matthew Sheffield
    For decades, Republicans have found New York Democratic congressman Charlie Rangel to be one of their most implacable opponents, now it seems to be Democrats who can’t get around the guy. Earlier in the month, President Barack Obama called for the controversial congressman to “end his career with dignity.” Needless to say, Rangel is refusing to give up the official perks he’s enjoyed for 39 years now. In a tense Monday night debate with some erstwhile challengers he can’t simply dismiss this year, Rangel rebuffed the president’s suggestion saying that Obama was in no position to give him advice. “Frankly,...
  • John Gomez for Congress Announces: MTA Tax Has To Go!

    08/20/2010 11:10:25 PM PDT · by Gene Eric
    Suffolk County Republican ^ | August 4, 2010 | Emil Everett
    Bohemia, NY – Local businessman John Gomez, Republican/Conservative congressional candidate for NY’s 2nd congressional district, has released a statement regarding Nassau County’s announcement to challenge the MTA Payroll Tax. Gomez: “I applaud Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and GOP Lawmakers for their stand against the MTA “Bail Out” tax and I encourage other elected officials to follow suit – including my opponent. “Recently, my opponent’s spokesperson stated in Newsday, “Steve Israel remains focused on rebuilding the local economy and passing tax reform to help Long Island families.” Yet, he remains silent on the MTA “Bail Out” tax! “Not standing up...
  • Palin lambastes Obama [32%, including 57% of Republicans believe Obama a Muslim]

    08/15/2010 11:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    iAfrica ^ | August 16, 2010
    Republicans pounced on US President Barack Obama's comments supporting the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero, painting him as out of touch less than three months before key mid-term elections. Democrats and Republicans squared off on whether it was appropriate for Obama to wade into the fray over the Islamic centre, which would include a mosque and would be built two city blocks away from the site of the former World Trade Centre. At a Friday Iftar dinner at the White House to mark Ramadan, Obama said Muslims "have the same right to practice their religion as anyone...
  • Sarah Palin Questions Obama's Support for Ground Zero Mosque

    08/14/2010 6:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | August 14, 2010 | Suzi Parker
    Sarah Palin won't back down on the controversial Ground Zero mosque. Late Saturday afternoon, Sarah Palin hit President Barack Obama with a list of questions in a Facebook post titled "Legitimate Questions for the President." Obama said he supported the mosque Friday night at a White House celebration to mark Ramadan. Palin adamantly opposes the mosque. In his speech, Obama said: "I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground." Palin lashed out in her brief post. "Mr. President, should they or should they not build a mosque steps away from where radical Islamists killed...
  • Sarah Palin endorses Michael Grimm in congressional run

    07/31/2010 2:28:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 18+ views
    Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, today endorsed Michael Grimm in his quest to unseat Rep. Michael McMahon in the House of Representatives. Said Palin in a press release: "Michael Grimm, a former Deputy U.S. Marshall and FBI Special Agent, is running in New York's 13th Congressional District. This decorated Marine and Persian Gulf War veteran took on organized crime and Wall Street corruption as an undercover agent. As a current small business owner, Michael understands that real economic growth comes from the private sector, not government. He'll represent New Yorkers with just...
  • Joe DioGuardi Qualifies for the GOP Primary Ballot

    07/16/2010 6:12:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    ABC News Channel 34 ^ | July 15, 2010 | Tom Kise
    Joe DioGuardi, candidate for the U.S. Senate, today released the following statement after qualifying for the GOP primary ballot. This afternoon, the candidate and a team of volunteers arrived at the Elections Board, delivering 25,000 plus signatures. Additionally, DioGuardi qualified in more than 20 New York congressional districts. "Today, the people have spoken. By choosing to put me on the primary ballot, the people have rejected politics as usual. They have rejected the spending of money we don't have. They have rejected the borrowing of money from countries that don't share our values. Instead, the people have embraced the commonsense...
  • Rally with Michele Bachmann - Saturday, July 17th - NY2

    07/05/2010 9:25:52 AM PDT · by Gene Eric · 11 replies
    John Gomez for Congress ^ | June, 2010 | (no annotation)
    Saturday, July 17th Time: 10 am to 1 pm Location: Deer Park - Knights of Columbus Chief Ray Downey Field. 759 Long Island Avenue DIRECTIONS to the EVENT Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will be here rallying support for John Gomez in his bid to take back New York's 2nd Congressional District. The grass roots event will be FREE to the public and all are welcome. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors to come down and support John Gomez.
  • Fran Becker to Challenge Rep. Carolyn McCarthy for NY-4

    06/29/2010 7:05:46 PM PDT · by rightwingwoman · 9 replies
    Long Island Herald ^ | 6/16/10 | Mary Malloy
    Francis Becker to challenge Carolyn McCarthy Lynbrook's county legislator announces run for Congress against incumbent
  • Sean Hannity Childhood Friend Runs For Congress in Long Island

    03/31/2010 12:04:50 PM PDT · by Amish · 5 replies · 347+ views
    SUFFOLK COUNTY LIBERTY REPORT ^ | March 30, 2010 | Frank Seabrook
    High ranking GOP sources confirm that in a very tight race for the GOP nomination for New York’s 2nd Congressional D istrict; John Gomez edges out over a strong showing by both Conservative Society for Action’s Stephen Labate and Huntington’s Josh Price, and will receive the GOP nomination. John Gomez, a Long Island local, received much support from his childhood pal and Fox News host Sean Hannity. Last month Gomez wowed Suffolk GOP leaders by bringing in Hannity for a meeting and another with county Conservative chairman Edward Walsh. GOP sources say Hannity touted his boyhood friend as a conservative...
  • NARAL-endorsed RINO Will Barclay drops out of NY23 race ... (VANITY - good news from the NY GOP!)

    03/16/2010 9:49:22 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies · 341+ views
    Dede Scozzafava's friends have another bad day ... Doug Hoffman 2010 going strong in NY23! Yep, even the north country New York GOP has good news for us. Happy St. Patrick's Day. "Mr. Barclay was the most outspoken of the potential candidates during his brief flirtation with the seat, with Mr. Owens and Mr. Hoffman being his two main targets for criticism." - Watertown Daily News
  • DioGuardi, dad of 'Idol' judge, to run for Senate

    03/13/2010 1:11:29 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 461+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2010
    The father of "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi (KEHR'-uh dee-oh-GWAHR'-dee), former Republican congressman Joe DioGuardi, is set to announce he is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Kirsten Gillibrand. DioGuardi represented the suburbs north of New York City for two terms before he was defeated by Democrat Nita Lowey in 1988. He is a certified public accountant who lives with his wife in Ossining, N.Y.
  • Latest news on U.S. House races in New York, post your endorsements (VANITY)

    03/12/2010 8:12:50 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 28 replies · 756+ views
    March 12, 2010 | campaignPete R-CT
    New conservative candidates are emerging in New York House races ... updates are included in this thread. Perhaps the most exciting new conservative on the scene is Retired Army colonel Chris Gibson (R) in NY-20. (Recall that freshman Rep. Murphy was elected last spring in a tight special election over GOPer Jim Tedisco.) An Albany Times Union blog reports: "Retired Army colonel Chris Gibson of Kinderhook won an endorsement from the Clifton Park Republican Committee Thursday night. The members talked to Gibson as well as the other men looking to challenge Democrat U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy in the 20th Congressional...
  • Who will fill Massa's seat in Congress?

    03/05/2010 11:18:37 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 4 replies · 370+ views
    WHEC-TV ^ | March 5, 2010 | Linzi Sheldon
    Now that Congressman Eric Massa has announced his intention to resign, what's next for the 29th district? Governor David Paterson will issue a proclamation sometime after Massa's resignation. A special election would have to happen 30 to 45 days after that proclamation and candidates would be chosen by the heads of the political parties in these counties. Assembly minority leader Brian Kolb of Canandaigua has been asked to run for Massa's seat. While he says it's not on his radar right now, Kolb says local leaders have to start thinking of filling the seat-- soon. "I think Governor Paterson has...
  • Scozzafava to speak at gay rights rally

    02/17/2010 6:41:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 384+ views
    The Daily Times, Watertown, NY ^ | 2010-02-08 | Alex Jacobs
    POTSDAM — Assemblywoman Dierdre K. Scozzafava will be the keynote speaker at a gay rights rally being held at SUNY Potsdam this week. The rally, which will be open to the public, is sponsored by Standing on the Side of Love, a national campaign organized by the Unitarian Universalist Association. "This is a reimagining of Valentine's Day as a day and a time of acceptance, tolerance and understanding for everyone," said Austin J. Kenyon, who is organizing the campus event. "The main focus of the event is love and same-sex marriage." The college's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Association also...
  • Conservatives in New York Coming Out in Record Numbers

    02/03/2010 8:54:53 AM PST · by IndePundit · 10 replies · 423+ views
    Official Wire ^ | 2/3/10 | jsellnyc
    Interesting to see how the "Scott Heard Round The World" is already affecting the run-up to elections in NYC. See this mention about the Conservative Party meeting having its biggest turnout ever:
  • After Brown’s Victory, Blakeman Says “My Cell Phone Hasn’t Stopped” (New York)

    01/20/2010 7:57:44 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 478+ views
    Politics On The Hudson ^ | January 20, 2010
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Blakeman is headed upstate today after Republican Scott Brown pulled off the upset Senate victory in Massachusetts last night. Blakeman stopped in Albany this morning before heading to Buffalo and Rochester later today. He’s holding a press conference tomorrow in Rochester after meeting with donors and local leaders. As the only Republican running for the U.S. Senate in New York against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Blakeman, a former Nassau County legislator and state comptroller candidate in 1998, said the results last night showed that voters are “angry, worried and frustrated. They feel their voices aren’t being...
  • Mukasey may challenge Gillibrand

    12/21/2009 5:01:43 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 678+ views
    The New York Post ^ | December 14, 2009 | Maggie Haberman
    Marc Mukasey, the son of Bush administration Attorney General Michael Mukasey, is mulling mounting a challenge to Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, sources tell The Post. But the younger Mukasey, a partner at Rudy Giuliani’s law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, would run only if the former mayor opts out of the race, the sources said. “He could beat [Gillibrand],” a source said of Mukasey. “He has a known name, and he could get Republicans nationally behind him. This has national appeal — because we could really use that vote right now.” Marc Mukasey did not respond to a request for comment.
  • Sarah Again [Good One!]

    11/22/2009 1:05:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,415+ views
    Gather ^ | November 21, 2009 | Warren Adler
    One should be given combat pay for defending Sarah Palin in Manhattan. The other evening at a lecture, a so-called distinguished author of political tomes reflected on the declining state of conservatism and cited Sarah Palin as the reincarnation of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who stirred the ire of the country by accusing a huge swath of the State Department as being card carrying communists. Hearings were held and eventually the Senator, an authentic alcoholic, was exposed as a liar and a fraud, chastised by the Senate and tossed into the rubbish bin of history where he belonged. The ugly comparison...
  • Dede Scozzafava vs. Sarah Palin: The Scapegoat Once Again

    11/11/2009 12:21:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 962+ views
    The Admonition ^ | November 11, 2009 | Tilman Walker
    Looking for a scapegoat for her poor showing in New York’s 23rd Congressional race, Dede Scozzafava has chosen every liberals favorite, Sarah Palin. Scozzafava in an interview slammed Sarah Palin for “attacking” her, when in reality Palin only endorsed her opponent Doug Hoffman. But then again to liberals if you don’t support them you’re attacking them. I love the way the media is describing Dede Scozzafava even now; they say she’s a “moderate” Republican. CNN describes her as the “face of moderate republicanism”; refusing to call Scozzafava what she is, a liberal. Sarah Palin simply chose principle over party; Dede...
  • New York 23rd Congressional Race: Political Earthquake in Progress

    11/02/2009 3:08:36 PM PST · by PrairieFireConservative · 12 replies · 1,294+ views ^ | November 2, 2009 | Arthur Bruzzone
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Like the song goes, "something going on over there". What's happening in the New York 23rd Congressional District may have national significance. It's looking like a political earthquake in progress, and it has a San Francisco flavor to it....In San Francisco style, a Republican abandoned her own party's candidate and chose a liberal Democrat, saying it was the best choice for her district. (Recall the hundreds of San Francisco republicans who were strong early financial supporters of Democrat Mayor Gavin Newsom and his defunct run for California governor over the Republican candidate.) Didn't make much difference....
  • Palin & Biden Debating Again; This Time Over Energy & NY's 23rd District

    11/02/2009 1:04:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,302+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | November 2, 2009 | Mark Memmott
    Vice President Joe Biden and the woman who ran against him last year did some long-distance sparing today. Biden, at a rally for New York congressional Democratic contender Bill Owens, took a verbal shot at former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who's a supporter of Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman in Tuesday's crazy special election for New York's 23rd district (where Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava has dropped out and endorsed the Democrat). Using energy as an issue with which to score some rhetorical points, Biden said that "the fact of the matter is, Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is...
  • Scozzafava Calls the Cops

    10/20/2009 9:14:05 AM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 10 replies · 1,228+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 19th | John McCormack
    Tonight, Dede Scozzafava, the Republican candidate for the November 3 special election in the 23rd congressional district, spoke to about 100 Republicans at the Lewis County GOP dinner at the Elks Lodge 1605. After a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, Scozzafava fended off criticism that she wasn't as conservative as third-party candidate Doug Hoffman and urged her supporters to vote for her in order to keep her Democratic opponent Bill Owens from serving as a rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama's agenda in Washington. It was a fairly typical evening--until the speech ended and someone with...
  • Tea-Party Activists Complicate Republican Comeback Strategy

    10/16/2009 8:44:40 AM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 44 replies · 1,897+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 16, 2009 | Naftali Bendavid
    Mr. Hoffman has siphoned so much support from Ms. Scozzafava that their Democratic rival has vaulted into the lead, according to a poll released Thursday. The election is Nov. 3. "I am not your run-of-the-mill politician, and maybe that's why the Republican bosses didn't like me," Mr. Hoffman told a recent health-care forum sponsored by the Upstate New York Tea Party. In an interview, Ms. Scozzafava acknowledged her discomfort at the event. "I knew it wasn't going to be an easy audience for me," she said. The rise of conservative "tea party" activists around the country has created a dilemma...
  • GOP's Dede Scozzafava Faces Cash Crunch

    10/14/2009 8:44:45 AM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 16 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Politico ^ | October 14, 2009 | Josh Kraushaar
    Dede Scozzafava, the GOP nominee in a key upcoming House special election, is running dangerously low on campaign cash, according to several GOP sources familiar with her spending and fundraising. While Scozzafava’s official fundraising numbers will not be known until next Thursday, the third-quarter Federal Election Commission reporting deadline, the GOP sources acknowledged to POLITICO that she’s unable to compete financially with her two opponents.She’s also being outspent in the sprawling district by Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, the third-party candidate who has peeled off conservative support from the moderate state assemblywoman. Scozzafava has drawn fire from the right over...
  • New York 23: Another Train Wreck for House Republicans?

    10/13/2009 12:17:45 PM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 11 replies · 1,139+ views
    Roll Call ^ | October 13, 2009 | Stuart Rothenberg
    The three-way race makes for a number of possible scenarios, including ones that have Scozzafava finishing first, second or even third. She is in real trouble. A lack of campaign resources and a classic political squeeze from the left and the right have severely damaged the prospects of Republican Dede Scozzafava, a six-term state Assemblywoman from Watertown. While initial polling showed Scozzafava leading Democratic attorney Bill Owens and Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, Owens has caught Scozzafava in recent private polling, and Hoffman continues to gain strength, making him a considerable factor in the contest and a growing problem for...
  • Somebody should explain ACORN to Pete Sessions

    10/08/2009 7:25:57 AM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 2 replies · 440+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2009 | Mark Tapscott
    Just when it seems congressional Republicans have finally gotten the message about standing on principle before grasping for power, they go and pull a Dede Scozzafava. Scozzafava is the "Republican" New York assemblywoman selected by the GOP establishment as their candidate in the upcoming special election to succeed Rep. John McHugh. He recently resigned from his seat representing the Empire State's 23rd Congressional District on Capitol Hill to become President Obama's secretary of the Army. Incredibly, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, is throwing its money and resources behind Scozzafava. There is something else about Scozzafava -...
  • NY Republicans pick Scozzafava for McHugh seat

    07/22/2009 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies · 1,529+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    Republican leaders in New York have chosen state Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava as their nominee for the special election to replace Army Secretary-designate John McHugh (R-N.Y.). County chairmen for the 23rd district made the selection on Wednesday. The chairmen choose their nominee in lieu of a primary process for special elections in the Empire State. “I congratulate Dede Scozzafava for receiving the nomination to represent our party and make the case for tax relief, economic development and opportunity,” state party chairman Joseph Mondello said. “We desperately need her voice to oppose the Democrats’ plans to stifle our economy, tax business out...
  • Allen West Speaks "America's Twilight Zone; A View From the West"

    07/03/2009 12:54:26 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 15 replies · 923+ views
    Allen West Speaks ^ | July 3, 2009 | Lt. Col. Allen B. West (USA, retired)
    Nobama is all over the news. There is no where to hide from his picture, his voice, his marxism. But who is speaking for us? Oh, sure, plenty of us here on FR, on BTR and on terrestrial talk radio. But of those running for office, who speaks for us? I can't say he speaks for you, but he definitely speaks for me, and to me. Lt. Col. Allen West is one of today’s most admired veterans, leaders and speakers. His speech is a direct reflection of his philosophy, leaving no one in question as to where he stands. Excerpts...
  • Potential Candidate Line Up To Succeed McHugh

    06/03/2009 2:42:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies · 1,395+ views
    The Lower Hudson Journal News ^ | June 2, 2009 | Joseph Spector.
    Several state lawmakers said today they are considering a run for Rep. John McHugh’s seat after he was tapped Tuesday by President Obama as secretary to the Army. On the Democratic side, Sen. Darrel Aubertine, D-Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, appears to the party’s top potential candidate, and he said he will consider it. “We haven’t ruled anything out,” Aubertine said, adding he will have to talk to his family. Asked if he’s concerned that a move to Congress would leave the Democratic majority in the Senate vulnerable since he represents a heavily Republican district, he said, “I’m concerned about my...
  • Scramble Expected for McHugh's New York Seat (CD23 special)

    06/02/2009 1:14:56 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 13 replies · 1,006+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | June 2, 2009 | CQ Staff
    The news of Rep. John McHugh's nomination as Secretary of the Army by President Barack Obama Tuesday afternoon has set off a succession scramble in upstate New York, giving Democrats an opportunity to pick-off yet another Republican seat in the Northeast. .....
  • Don't turn out the lights on New Jersey

    06/02/2009 12:26:17 PM PDT · by adc · 8 replies · 933+ views ^ | Paul Jacob
    Let me confess: I really like New Jersey. No joke. My earliest memories are living on Alpha Avenue in Old Bridge, New Jersey. When I was eight, in the summer of ’68, my family moved. Today I live in Virginia, but just last year I detoured while driving to New York City and darted over to see the old Old Bridge neighborhood. It was nice. I enjoyed the scenery. And, thankfully, I didn’t have to pay their highest-in-the-nation taxes. Or contemplate their latest corruption scandal. I’ve been thinking about New Jersey because, like Virginia, the state holds its governor’s race...
  • National Republicans want Ex-Gov. George Pataki to run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010

    05/23/2009 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 1,171+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 21st 2009 | Kenneth R. Bazinet & David Saltonstall
    - Ex-Gov. George Pataki is at the top of national Republicans' wish list to take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at the polls next fall. "In New York there's sort of a short list," said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who is in charge of recruiting and coordinating the GOP's Senate campaigns. "I've talked to Gov. Pataki about it, but I don't know what he will decide," Cornyn, tasked with reversing the tide of Democratic Senate victories the past two elections, told reporters over breakfast.
  • A Look at the NY-20 Absentee Ballots

    04/02/2009 3:09:44 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 13 replies · 1,333+ views
    Political Wire ^ | 04/02/2009 | Michael Barone
    Michael Barone analyzes what we know about the nearly 6,000 absentee ballots that were returned but not yet counted in the NY-20 special election. "Of those 5,995 votes, 48 percent were cast by registered Republicans, 36 percent were cast by registered Democrats and 16 percent by others. That's a 12 percent Republican advantage, a little less than the 15 percent advantage Republicans have in total party identification. It suggests to me a pretty good Democratic absentee voter drive, since registered Democrats in an Upstate New York district are likelier to be behavioral Democrats than registered Republicans are to be behavioral...
  • Good American joke

    03/11/2009 10:04:08 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 16 replies · 2,313+ views
    E-mail | 3-11-09 | Unknown
    A Russian arrives in New York City as a new immigrant to the United States. He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, "Thank you Mr. American for letting me into this country, giving me housing, food stamps, free medical care, and a free education!" The passerby says, "You are wrong, I am from Mexico." The man goes on and encounters another passerby. "Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in America." The person says, "I not American, I Vietnamese." The new arrival walks farther, and the next person he sees he stops,...
  • Protect Republican Principles in NYC

    03/05/2009 12:24:50 AM PST · by rmlew · 3 replies · 612+ views
    The New York Young Republican Club ^ | March 4, 2009 | Daniel Peterson
    Dear Fellow Republican, With a successful Special Election Win of Eric Ulrich in the Queens 32 district, the Republican Party in New York City is showing hopeful signs that we can build on our core principles one race at a time. In order to do that, though, we will need to field candidates on the local level and for citywide office this year. We will only take a step backwards if we, as a Party, throw our support behind the Mayor and allow him to run on the Republican line. in 2001 and 2005, the mayor fought and won his...
  • The Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln

    02/04/2009 10:57:18 AM PST · by HonestConservative · 700+ views
    The Democracy Project ^ | February 4, 2009 | Phil Orenstein
    What Does the Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln Mean to Me? Phil Orenstein • February 1, 2009 • Uncategorized The following are some of my thoughts expressed in an essay for the Queens Village Eagle on the upcoming Lincoln Bicentennial Dinner on Feb. 8th and the significance of the Lincoln Essay Contest and LTC Allen West’s keynote address:
  • State Sen. Betty Little to seek congressional seat

    01/24/2009 2:18:00 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 768+ views
    The Press Republican ^ | January 23, 2009 | Joe LoTemplio
    State Sen. Betty Little will seek the congressional seat to be vacated by Kirsten Gillibrand, who was tapped by Gov. David Paterson to replace U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Little, 68, said Friday that she is ready to move up. "I have represented my constituents in the Assembly and the Senate from farmers to small-business people to all kinds of working men and women, and I believe I can represent them well in Congress at the next level as well," Little (R-Queensbury, 45th District) said. "The congressional district and the State Senate district are very similar." Little's effort to become...
  • Treadwell, Little say they'll run for seat if Gillibrand leaves Congress

    01/22/2009 7:05:19 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 1,025+ views
    Capital News ^ | January 22, 2008
    If Kirsten Gillibrand becomes our new senator, there's already a growing list of Republicans ready to run for what would then be her vacant Congress seat. Sandy Treadwell and Betty Little have publicly declared that they plan to run in a special election if there's an opening. Treadwell lost to Gillibrand in the last election. If Kirsten Gillibrand becomes our new senator, there's already a growing list of Republicans ready to run for what would then be her vacant seat in Congress. He issued a statement saying, "I have just come off a campaign on the district, so I have...
  • Newt is No More

    01/05/2009 5:12:52 PM PST · by AdaGray · 42 replies · 2,745+ views
    Newt has turned out to be just another infected Washingtonian. When I heard him come out again "Barak the Magic Negro" I knew he was done and I was finished with the Republican Party. Today I switched to the Conservative Party.
  • Appointment of Hillary Clinton as SOS is a violation of the Constitution; Art.1 Sect. 6

    12/01/2008 9:56:48 PM PST · by onemom · 17 replies · 1,682+ views
    The Constitution of the United States of America
    U.S. Constitution - Article 1 Section 6 Article 1 - The Legislative Branch Section 6 - Compensation paragraph two states: "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office."
  • [Hillary]Clinton on Palin

    09/20/2008 8:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 635+ views
    The Politico ^ | September 19, 2008 | Ben Smith
    In Rochester today, Hillary spoke at her greatest length so far about Sarah Palin. "I think that a lot of people were excited to see the Republicans have a woman on their ticket. We had a woman vice presidential candidate in 1984; the Republicans have one this year. I think that is something to be excited about because it is a change. But that's not reason enough to vote for the McCain-Palin ticket," she said, according to a transcript from NY1 News. She also spoke of the way women are covered by the press. "I think you have to ask...
  • ANOTHER ONE OFF THE RESERVATION: Ferraro Happy About Palin, Won't Reveal for Whom She's Voting!

    08/31/2008 7:25:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 575+ views
    The Brothers Judd ^ | August 31, 2008 | Orrin Judd
    Ferraro Happy About Palin, Won't Reveal for Whom She's Voting (Jake Tapper, August 31, 2008, POLITICAL PUNCH) Former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro told National Public Radio's Jacki Lyden that she was happy to see Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- who mentioned Ferraro in her remarks Friday -- on the GOP ticket. "For 24 years I've been saying, 'It's great to be the first, but y'know, I don't want to be the only,'" Ferraro said. "And so now it is wonderful to see a woman on a national ticket." [...] As for whom Ferraro will vote, the former congresswoman from...
  • Brooklyn conservatives tap ex-Marine Corps captain to replace Powers (NY Congressional race)

    06/27/2008 7:35:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 535+ views
    The Staten Island Advance ^ | June 23, 2008 | Tom Wrobleski
    Brooklyn Conservatives have wasted no time, picking retired banker and former Marine Corps captain Paul Atanasio, 59, as their candidate for Congress. "He is my congressional candidate," said Brooklyn Conservative chairman Jerry Kassar. "I'm going forward with that." Atanasio, an attorney, will replace the late Frank Powers as the Brooklyn Conservative pick in the race. A formal party candidate has yet to be chosen because Brooklyn Conservatives and those on Staten Island disagree over the choice. Brooklyn wanted Powers, who was the GOP designee, while Island Conservatives prefer City Councilman Michael McMahon (D-North Shore). If the two sides can't come...
  • Weighing New Candidates for Fossella’s House Seat

    06/26/2008 6:31:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 425+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 26, 2008 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    Following the death of their candidate for Congress, Republican leaders on Staten Island and in Brooklyn are turning their attention in earnest — once again — to finding potential candidates to run for the seat. And they say they will probably reach a decision by the weekend. Party leaders on Staten Island said they were looking seriously at a number of potential candidates. The most prominent is Matthew Mirones, a former assemblyman who operates a prosthetics company. They had also considered Lisa Giovinazzo, a lawyer and part-time anchor at the cable channel NY1 News. But on Wednesday, Ms. Giovinazzo said...
  • Clinton Comes Back to Senate with Gusto

    06/25/2008 8:34:46 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 10 replies · 403+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/25/2008 | Andrew P.
    Hillary Clinton returned to the Senate today with cheers from her Democrat colleagues. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) led the way with chants of “we need you!” Mikulski was not alone in her praise as fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer was part of the small contingent of senators that welcomed back their junior colleague. Striking was that Clinton made her entrance on the east side of the capital in the door that is rarely used. Not even good ole Dick Cheney uses that door! As the Politco reported today Clinton was greeted with a standing ovation during the Democrats weekly luncheon...
  • Lefty Losers On the Rampage

    06/09/2008 7:16:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 388+ views
    Environmental Republican ^ | June 9, 2008 | Scott Welsh
    <p>So this summer,there will be another confrontation. BillO lives on Long Island. I plan on chartering at least one bus - hopefully more - from New York City. We'll visit Bill with vets and Jews and African-Americans and peacefully set forth our grievances. We'll ask for an apology and suggest ways in which BillO might improve his behavior in the future.</p>