Martha Robertson (D CAND, New York-23) to accept fundraiser from child molester.

    You would think that Do not accept political favors from somebody who once molested a kid would be one of those basic Rules Of Life. You know: the sort of thing that people don’t need to be told about, before they start out on a federal Congressional career. Apparently not: Peter Yarrow, who rose to fame in the 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, | Read More »

    Meet Tom Reed (R CAND, NY-29).

    Tom’s been planning to run in the general election [for this seat] – which as you might recall, was 1st-term Eric Massa’s, until he fled it on what could only be called ‘lurid’ circumstances – since last year. He’d be happy to run in a special election, too – assuming that Governor Paterson plans to follow the Constitution and actually schedule one. Tom’s site is | Read More »

    Why is Gov. Paterson (D, NY) flirting with impeachment?

    Article I, Section 2, US Constitution : When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies. : Henrietta, NY — Multiple Democratic sources now confirm that party chairs decided Monday night that Matthew Zeller is their candidate should a special election to replace Rep. Eric Massa take place. As Jim Geraghty | Read More »