Turner/Weprin tie in NY-09?
The Hill reports that a GOP-commissioned poll for the special election to replace disgraced Anthony Weiner in NY-09 shows a tie. I was able to get my hands on a copy of the poll results, and the numbers are encouraging: 42/42 split between Republican Bob Turner and Democrat David Welpern (+7 for Turner, -1 for Welpern from July results); 300 likely voters; 24/60/15 Republican/Democratic/Independent voter | Read More »
David Weprin (D-CAND, NY-09) cuts and runs from Monday’s debate.
This is, of course, the special election called for NY-09; the seat was vacated after incumbent Democrat Anthony Weiner got caught showing his genitalia to his Twitter followers. There was supposed to be a debate tonight, but it’s been canceled at the last second. Bob Turner‘s (the Republican candidate) campaign is calling said cancellation ‘hiding‘ – which is what I’d call it, myself. Weprin is | Read More »
Meet Bob Turner (R-CAND, NY-09).
Bob is running in the special election called to replace Rep. Weiner after, well, delicacy prohibits me from finishing that sentence in the way that it deserves. Anyway, the election in question is next month, and is already surprisingly close, this early out. Turner’s Democratic opponent David Weprin is only leading 48/42 in the latest Siena poll, which frankly demonstrates a startlingly weak lead in | Read More »
Chuck Schumer (D, NY): hypocrite on violent rhetoric.
Below is a video put together by our own Ben Howe, showing what a difference that six months makes in the life of Chuck Schumer, senior Senator from New York and thoroughgoing lying hypocrite.
EPA orders NYC around on Yonkers reservoir.
Today in the Wall Street Journal we have a fairly caustic editorial about the EPA and its determination to make the city of New York pay for a 1.6 billion dollar cover for a Yonkers water reservoir, whether NYC wants to or not. Which the city of NYC does not want to do, partially because they don’t have the money, and partially because the specific | Read More »
BREAKING: Anthony Weiner to resign House seat.
Unconfirmed as of yet, but it’s honestly the only option that the man has at this point, especially since his own party was publicly throwing him under the bus. Presumably somebody offered him a sufficiently lucrative golden parachute. Moving along, let us first get the obligatory parting shot out of the way… …as you might have guessed from the picture and the subtitle, there is | Read More »
NY-26 Special Election today.
Jane Corwin is, of course, the Republican/Conservative running in this race – which is getting people nervous because of the latest Siena poll*. To which I say: then make sure that you go out and vote. And if you don’t want Democrats to win elections, then do something about it. I mention this last bit because there are roughly sixteen million Left-pundits out there who | Read More »
Jack Davis (FAKE, NY-26) hits cameraman.
I believe that we have finally established, once and for all, that this guy is a Democrat: Jack Davis takes swings at cameramen. Although he needs a buddy to help, of course. JANE CORWIN FOR NY-26. Moe Lane [UPDATE]: Via Legal Insurrection, I see that the Davis campaign is well-versed in the ancient Democratic art of blame-the-victim. Free advice, folks: don’t take a swing. Don’t | Read More »
Jack Davis (FAKE CAND, NY-26) cuts and runs from debates.
He’s officially decided to not do any debates with the official Democratic candidate (and actual Republican/Conservative candidate Jane Corwin). The ostensible reason is because – wait for it, wait for it! – Davis is claiming his opponents are liars who won’t play fair. Given Davis’s likely status as a stalking horse for the Democratic party, such a comment would normally score chutzpah points with me. | Read More »
Two new NY-26 ads.
Both of which are hitting Jack Davis, who is doing his level best to throw the special election there to the Democrats. Davis, for those who do not remember, has been running as a Democrat in this district for years, and is now cynically trying to use the Tea Party name to hurt the GOP this year: he’s also a somewhat insane fellow who wants | Read More »
Meet Jane Corwin (R/C/I-CAND, NY-26).
The R/C/I stands for “Republican/Conservative/Independence:” New York is one of those fusion states with viable third parties, thanks mostly to the rule that votes for the same person on different “lines” can be combined and count towards the total vote total. We’ll address whether that’s a good idea or not at a different time; for right now, I spoke with Assemblywoman Jane Corwin this morning | Read More »
Jack Davis (FAKE-CAND, NY-26) thinks Tea Partiers are idiots.
Jack Davis is, of course, the former Democrat trying to run in NY-26, which is up for a special election this spring (the Republican/Conservative Party candidate, equally of course, is Jane Corwin). Davis, having been completely unable to get any traction in getting elected thus far, has decided to go one step further than such Democratic party luminaries such as Michael McGuinness and Alan Grayson; | Read More »
NY-26 update: Jane Corwin endorsed by Conservative Party.
Background: Republican Christopher Lee rather abruptly resigned from that seat over, of all things, a Craigslist ad (well, that and the attempts at adultery associated with it). It’s a fairly reliably Republican district – Lee first won it in 2008, which was not exactly a great year for a Republican to win an open seat in the Northeast – so any real hope that the | Read More »
NY GOP picks Jane Corwin for NY-26 special election.
The seat, of course, was vacated by Chris Lee as part of what was a somewhat bizarre Craigslist meltdown. Ms. Corwin is herself a state Assemblywoman who was first elected in 2008 after defeating the Republican candidate in the primary; she’s previously run on the Conservative ticket in NY and has been endorsed by Paladino (who won this district in 2010). Jane Corwin has been | Read More »
Live Action’s latest: NY and the Reproductive Health Act.
Live Action has released its latest video (unedited, full footage here), and it’s a doozy [UPDATE: this video should work, now]: For those without video access, it’s the usual “Hi! I’m a pimp who has underaged illegal immigrant hookers! What can you guys do for me?” – and the answer, this time, is to walk the pimp through the process of vouching for said underaged | Read More »
SEIU healthcare fund abandons children.
Please note, not every SEIU healthcare fund*. The specific one doing the abandoning is a New York fund for 1199 SEIU, which parent organization lobbied heavily for Obamacare… let us briefly walk this one through. SEIU needs more members if it wants to cover its underfunded obligations. So it went heavily for Obamacare. Obamacare includes mandates on expanding coverage for dependents to age 26. Rates | Read More »
Meet Joe DioGuardi (R CAND, NY-SEN).
Joe is running in the Senate race that’s against Kirsten Gillibrand, and he’s determined to win it. We discussed a bit about the state of the race: Joe’s site is here: he’s started a moneybomb today to fuel the last few weeks before the election. Check it out. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Doug Hoffman withdraws from NY-23.
Via AoSHQ: state law requires that he’ll still be on the ballot, but he’s calling on his supporters to throw theirs behind Matt Doheny. This must have been a hard decision for Doug Hoffman; but as he himself noted, the important thing here is to not split the Republican vote against the Democratic squatter currently in it. It is my humble suggestion that we take | Read More »
Meet Nan Hayworth (R CAND, NY-19).
Dr. Hayworth – odd, there are a lot of medical doctors running as Republicans for Congress this session; I wonder why that is? – is up against John Hall in NY-19. She is, in fact, well-positioned to take the seat away from the man, and not before time. We spoke about the campaign: Nan’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Andrew Cuomo (D CAND, NY-GOV) lied about voting for Bloomberg.
Given that Mayor Bloomberg has wandered up and down the map in his quest to be loved for who he truly is*, this may not be very surprising. How can a legacy politician whose most marketable skill is his last name be expected to keep up with the political peregrinations of a rank opportunist and party-switcher? – still, you’d expect better than a room-temperature IQ | Read More »