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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: http://www.officialwire.com/main.php?action=posted_news&rid=834&catid=126
  • 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...