Appeals to the grassroots: NY-20, IL-05.
NY-20: The recount for this race – which is actually at plus 25 right now, not plus 57 – is going to be expensive. There’s a new pledge drive up to pay for that recount, in the same style as the one that gathered over 120K for Jim Tedisco: I encourage people to help out there, or where they can. It’s already at 9K (the | Read More »
Recap of the NY-20 race.
Scott Murphy (D) is ahead by 65 votes. Nobody’s calling this race just yet. There are somewhere between six and ten thousand absentee ballots that need to be counted. They’re not being counted tonight. They’re not being counted for another week. (Via AoSHQ) You see, we do, in fact, actually learn from our mistakes. The deadline for overseas absentee ballots is actually April 13th. All | Read More »
NY-20 Open Thread.
610/610: +65 Murphy, and the election will now not be over for another two weeks. The deadline for absentee ballots is April 13th, and if you think that either candidate is not going to insist on every second of that time… HAH! 609/610: 81 vote difference. Heck, this may go to a runoff. 607/610: Murphy takes lead with 200 votes; it’s going to the absentee | Read More »
The NY-20 special election is tomorrow.
And it will be close. I’m thinking that it’s a squeaker for Tedisco, unless of course this particular ad: …clarifies matters for NY-20. Also: it’d be nice if Tedisco broke 120K online, huh? contribute: Crossposted to Moe Lane.
NY-20 update: an endorsement and a removal.
The New York Post has announced for Tedisco, citing his experience over Scott Murphy, Tedisco’s better ideological fit to this district, Tedisco’s record of fiscal restraint, and – interestingly – Murphy’s refusal to support the death penalty for even 9/11 terrorists. And in other news, the Libertarian candidate has been disqualified for the second election cycle running from being on the ballot. Problems with the | Read More »
There’s a week to go until NY-20.
They had a debate last night, where Tedisco hit Murphy over the ‘stimulus’ bill that the former opposes and the latter supports. Congressional Democrats are hungry for this race, no matter that Obama/DNC (I repeat myself) don’t want to get involved. contribute: We’re making the Democratic Party spend money on a race that their own ideology says that they should be winning handily, and they’re | Read More »
Poughkeepsie Journal endorses Jim Tedisco (R Cand, NY-20) for Congress.
The Poughkeepsie Journal – which endorsed Obama for President – has endorsed Jim Tedisco for next week’s special election: The 20th Congressional District seat – which includes much of northern Dutchess County – has been without a representative for about two months now. In many ways, this could not have come at a worse time. With the economy teetering, Congress has been moving at a | Read More »
Scott Murphy (D Cand, NY-20): ‘One of them.’
Jim Tedisco reminds us that Murphy may have an inclination towards giving bonuses to companies losing money… …although that may not be an entirely fair comparison. After all, back then Murphy’s bonus scheme didn’t involve your money. I wonder if he’s still for passing that miscalled “stimulus” bill – Tedisco is on the record as opposing it, mind you – and I wonder if Murphy | Read More »
Why is Scott Murphy (D Cand, NY-20) soliciting $4,800 contributions?
Here’s the screenshot, taken this morning: As you can clearly see, he’s still asking for campaign contributions for both the primary and general election… even though the primary is over. There are rules about maximum donations, and he’s violating them. The regulating agency for this one is the FEC, not the NY State Board of Elections: unfortunately, they only take notarized letters (info on how | Read More »
Scott Murphy (D) thinks that the voters of NY-20 are stupid.
Give as much as you can. That’s a provocative title, to be sure – but after reading this Weekly Standard article that’s the only conclusion that you can draw. Between lying about his opponent’s stance on the stimulus, lying about how he’s not checked out on the Solomon amendment (in NY-20! That’s like not knowing about the CBC in MD-07, or corrupt machine politics in | Read More »
The latest New York Times did yet another story on Steele…
“Mr. Steele declined a request for an interview.” Dan Riehl caught this first, and I concur: there are times when you pick yourself up, walk it off, and get back to work – and Steele’s gotten to that point. Yes, the media doesn’t love the GOP, except as a punching bag. And yes, the media loves to see Red-on-Red fights, the latest of which has | Read More »
Scott Murphy (D-Candidate, NY-20): Against bonuses for failing companies that he doesn’t run.
It’s one thing to take a populist line on executive bonuses for failing companies; quite another to take a fake populist line. Not to belabor the point, but the netroots are eager to put one of their military-hating own into Solomon’s seat; and while the race is still Tedisco’s to win it’s also tightening. So: contribute to Tedisco, and while you’re at it, think about | Read More »
NDCF Chair condemns Scott Murphy’s anti-military stance.
…and it’s a NGO defense-oriented conservative think-tank that’s been calling for the conversion of American transportation to alternative fuels since at least 2003. Its chairman, retired military veteran James Martin, writes: On behalf of NDCF supporters who proudly represent all branches of the military, it strikes me that Mr. Murphy’s writings at his alma mater, Harvard University, when he was editor of a university magazine, | Read More »
Does NY-20′s Scott Murphy (D) still think that the military’s a bunch of racists?
(H/T: Hot Air) That’s a serious question, because he signed his name to an article saying precisely that back in college. The quote goes: The military not only discriminates on the basis of sexual preference, but on the basis of sex and race. Women are not allowed to serve in combat even if they are physically superior to males who do serve in combat. And, | Read More »