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  • Legendary NY Republican rips party for not backing Trump

    02/20/2016 1:17:24 PM PST · by TBP · 84 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2016 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Donald Trump has won the backing of a legendary New York Republican — who also blasted his own state party’s failure to rally behind the candidacy of its “favorite son’’ presidential hopeful. “You have in Donald Trump a tremendous New York businessman with thousands of employees, a man who helped remake Manhattan for the better, and one who was always there with a contribution when we needed him to back us,” former state GOP Chairman Bill Powers told The Post. Powers said he feared Trump was already angry enough at the New York GOP that if he becomes president he’ll...
  • GOP declares victory in final New York Senate race

    12/19/2012 10:40:25 PM PST · by Arthurio · 1 replies
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A judge on Monday gave a long disputed victory to a Republican in an upstate Senate race, strengthening a bipartisan coalition that will run the chamber beginning Jan. 1. The decision in the 46th district, pending an appeal, gives Republicans a working majority of 32 votes, including Democratic Sen.-elect Simcha Felder. The Brooklyn Democrat has said he will vote with the GOP.
  • Republicans retake control of state Senate (New York)

    12/04/2010 5:56:30 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Freeman ^ | 12/4/10 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY The state Senate will return to Republican control in January. A judge on Saturday certified a result that showed a Long Island Republican won a key seat in the Nov. 2 election, meaning the GOP will have at least a 32-30 edge over Democrats when the Senates new session starts next month. (A pending recount in Westchester County could give the GOP a 33-29 majority.) The result gives Republicans their only power base in a state where Democrats hold the Assembly and the three statewide offices: governor, comptroller and attorney general. The final tally in the Long Island...
  • What on Earth Happened to the New York GOP?

    09/19/2010 7:58:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 | JOHN FUND
    What on Earth Happened to the New York GOP? A dozen years ago Republicans dominated state politics. It doesn't appear they'll be a factor this fall. SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 By JOHN FUND New York Almost every state in the nation features a competitive race for governor or the Senate this fall. But not New York. Though Republicans are running for governor and both U.S. Senate seatsone to fill Hillary Clinton's unexpired termpolls show none have much of a chance of winning. A dozen years ago, Republicans held a majority of New York's statewide elected offices and controlled the state Senate....
  • A Fiery Unknown Ruffles New Yorks G.O.P.

    09/12/2010 7:57:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 116 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2010 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. Inside an Elks' lodge here in the heart of middle-class Long Island, a crowd of 150 Tea Party members erupted into thunderous applause over the weekend when Carl P. Paladino, the resurgent Republican candidate for governor, outlined his plan to tame New Yorks entrenched political class. Im taking a baseball bat to Albany with me, he told them, setting off shouts of God bless you! and Go get em! But on the eve of the Republican primary, members of the states anxious party establishment... --snip-- If Carl Paladino wins this thing, it will cause severe damage ...
  • The Unrepentant Republican Party

    08/27/2010 12:28:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies
    Americant Thinker ^ | August 26, 2010 | Sam Foster
    English novelist George Eliot once penned the following: "Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress." Albert Einstein famously quipped, "insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." There are more than a few famous quotes on the destructive nature inherent in the repetition of foolish behavior. What is to be said for the way in which the Republican Party is actively pursuing a repeat of last November's special election for NY's 23rd Congressional District? If you were outraged at Dede Scozzafava, wait until you see their latest candidate, Matt Doheny. It...
  • NY Republicans choose Lazio as governor candidate

    06/02/2010 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 591+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Republicans have chosen former Congressman Rick Lazio (LAH'-zee-oh) as their candidate for governor. The party endorsed the Long Islander on Wednesday at its convention in New York City.
  • Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki Announces Plan to Repeal Health Care Law

    04/14/2010 4:06:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 733+ views
    fox ^ | 4/15/10 | staff
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced Wednesday the creation of a national organization that will work to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul, which he called a "horrific" and costly bungle. Pataki said his nonprofit group, Revere America, will develop a grassroots network and highlight national opposition to the health care law, which he believes will impose a $500 billion burden on U.S. taxpayers and tighten government control of the health care system
  • New York Senate: Gillibrand 40%, Generic Republican 39%

    04/13/2010 2:17:34 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 19 replies · 500+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 13, 2010
    New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand remains in a vulnerable position in her bid for a full Senate term in New York even though no viable Republican running against her. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the Empire State finds Gillibrand earning just 40% support, while an unnamed generic Republican candidate picks up 39%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and 14% are undecided.
  • 69% in New York Say State Better Off If Most Legislators Not Reelected

    04/04/2010 4:16:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 622+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 02, 2010 | NA
    New York voters apparently are fed up with their state legislators. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of New York voters finds that 69% think it would be better if most incumbents in the state legislature were defeated this November. Just 12% say it would be better for the state if most of the incumbents were reelected. Another 18% arent sure. As the legislature continues to wrangle with the governor over the states sizable budget deficit, 80% of male voters think New York would be better off if most incumbents were defeated, a view shared by just 61% of women...
  • NY GOP seeks pot-smoking, hippy socialist for Senator.

    04/03/2010 8:26:09 AM PDT · by dangus · 36 replies · 961+ views
    vanity ^ | 3-3-10 | Dangus
    It sounds like a joke to say that isn't not fair to call William the Red a "pot-smoking, hippy"... to hippies. But it's not. Many hippies actually distrust Big Government/Big Fascism, bearing an oft-forgotten libertarian streak. But former Massachusetts Governor William the Red loves Big Fascism. How outrageously leftist is Weld? The Republican Senate pretty much rubber-stamped anyone Clinton nominated, but not Weld. The Massachusetts Democrats opposed him by flanking him to the right. He appointed the brother of fugitive crime boss Whitey Bulger to run the state university system. As leftist as his politics are, he is no 'man...
  • No Special Election for Eric Massa's Seat

    04/01/2010 3:12:59 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 84 replies · 1,403+ views
    CBS News ^ | 04/01/2010 | Brian Montopoli
    In an unwelcome bit of news for the GOP, New York governor David Paterson has announced that he would not call a special election to fill the House seat left vacant by former Democratic Rep. Eric Massa. Massa resigned last month amid in ethics investigation into accusations that he sexually harassed male members of his staff and subsequently acknowledged groping a staffer non-sexually. Paterson had initially vowed to call a special election to replace Massa before the midterm elections in November. But his spokeswoman said that the embattled Democratic governor would not do so, citing the cost to taxpayers in...
  • Carl Paladino (for a prolife, conservative Governor of NY)

    03/25/2010 10:49:05 PM PDT · by Sun · 21 replies · 544+ views
    Carl Paladino blog ^ | March 20, 2010 | various
    STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO MICHAEL CAPUTO CAMPAIGN MANAGER PALADINO FOR THE PEOPLE March 20, 2010 Carl Paladino is deeply disappointed in the Conservative Party for not having the courtesy to allow us to compete in what turns out not to be a democratic process. Its a shame that a personality conflict between Ed Cox and Mike Long has forced the Conservative Party to choose a weak candidate whos a certain loser and who doesnt support key tenets of the Party platform. Todays endorsement of pro-abortion banking lobbyist Rick Lazio for governor may mean the end of the Conservative Party. The Paladino...
  • New York Republicans Facing Another Schism?

    03/18/2010 5:58:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 974+ views ^ | March 18, 2010 | Mike Memoli
    The New York Republican Party, no stranger to controversy in the past year, has a new internal battle brewing over its gubernatorial nominee that could lead to a New York-23 like split for the GOP. Rick Lazio, the former Long Island Congressman who unsuccessfully challenged Hillary Clinton in the 2000 U.S. Senate race, appeared well on his way to securing the nomination. Endorsements included former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Gov. George Pataki, as well as a slew of county chairmen and local officials. But others in the party, said to be concerned over what is described as...
  • Another Republican Is Encouraged to Join the Race for Senate (NY)

    03/11/2010 8:11:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 895+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2010 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    Encouraged by state and national Republican Party leaders, Dan Senor, an author, private equity executive and Defense Department adviser in the last Bush administration, is seriously considering a political challenge against Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, according to three people told of the discussions. Mr. Senor, 38, who is married to the CNN anchorwoman Campbell Brown, is expected to decide in the next month whether to run. The discussions between Mr. Senor and the Republican leaders reflect their dissatisfaction with the existing field of Republican candidates in the state and their consensus that Ms. Gillibrand remains vulnerable to a challenger in...
  • Tea Party Protester Wins New York State Assembly Race

    02/27/2010 3:59:16 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 24 replies · 1,282+ views
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 2010-02-27 17:15 | Staff
    Dean Murray, Tea Party activist, has been elected to the New York state assembly! According to Fox News: The Tea Party followers can boast about their first elected official. Dean Murray, a 45-year-old Long Island, N.Y., businessman who organized Tea Party protests, will be sworn in as the new Republican state assemblyman representing Long Island's eastern 3rd Assembly District on Monday, after being certified the winner of a special election held last Tuesday. Murray beat his Democratic opponent 51% to 49%, and is believed to be the first Tea Party organizer who has attained public office. The district had been...
  • If Paladino enters race, it will be as Republican (NY)

    02/27/2010 12:57:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 567+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | February 23, 2010 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Downtown developer Carl P. Paladino, who is nearing a decision on whether to run for governor this year, said Monday that if he enters the contest, it will be as a candidate for the Republican nomination. Paladino, who earlier this month said tea party activists are urging him to run on an independent line, now says his best option lies in a challenge to presumptive Republican nominee Rick Lazio, the former Long Island congressman. If were going to do it, thats the way, he said. Ive ruled out all these other options. Paladino, who had been a Democrat for many...
  • Questions for Doug Hoffman at CPAC

    02/21/2010 8:18:17 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-21-10 | Skye
    Doug Hoffman stopped by Red State's Bloggers Lounge to talk with the bloggers. I was fortunate enough to work with another brilliant conservative blogger - GenMom - and snagged an interview with Doug.The video was shot in a busy hallway, please turn up your speaker volume to better hear this interview with Doug.[VIDEO AT SITE] Doug is currently running for Congress - Hoffman for Congress 2010Read more at
  • 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...
  • Tea Party Organizer (Dean Murray) Wins New York State Assembly Race

    02/17/2010 5:15:36 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 788+ views
    FOX News ^ | 2/17/10 | Eric Shawn
    Dean Murray, a 45-year-old Long Island, N.Y., businessman who organized Tea Party protests, will be sworn in as the new Republican state assemblyman representing Long Island's eastern 3rd Assembly District after being certified the winner of a special election held last Tuesday. The Tea Party followers can boast about their first elected official. Dean Murray, a 45-year-old Long Island, N.Y., businessman who organized Tea Party protests, will be sworn in as the new Republican state assemblyman representing Long Island's eastern 3rd Assembly District on Monday, after being certified the winner of a special election held last Tuesday. Murray defeated his...