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The far Left is deeply upset with the Governor over his pick of Kathy Hochul:

“Hours after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pick for lieutenant governor published a video touting her liberal credentials, her challenger said her voting record “should be disqualifying” for a Democrat seeking office …”

Andrew is concerned about this:

“Gov. Cuomo’s political operatives are eyeing a “painful scenario’’ to dump Kathy Hochul, a moderate upstater, as the governor’s running mate for lieutenant governor amid growing signs that leftist law professor Tim Wu is picking up momentum in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary … Wu won the surprise endorsement of The New York Times as well as other left-of-center groups last week as they criticized Hochul’s past opposition to state aid for illegal aliens and her 100 percent rating from the National Rifle Association …”

Perfect opportunity to poison Hochul to both the Left and Right:

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Political Victory Fund bestows a grade of “F” upon Democrat Lt. Governor candidate Kathy Hochul. NYSRPA has decided to make a special exception for Hochul to our long standing policy of how incumbents are rated.

“We usually grade incumbents based upon their actions in office,” said NYSRPA President Tom King. “Using that criteria, Hochul would have earned an “A“.”

It is common for political candidates to say whatever they think is necessary to get elected, but it is unclear to NYSRPA why Hochul feels the need to hide her record.

“There’s a reason not a single candidate in New York is sucking up to the gun prohibitionist groups,” said King. “They’re nothing but astroturf. They have never been able to turn out voters on their issue. Nevertheless, if it makes her happy, we’ll give Hochul an “F” rating and tell everyone to support Tim Wu instead.”

Rob Astorino demonstrates his target shooting skills at the Schaghticoke Fair.

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The Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Ulster County have this billboard up along Rte. 299 in Kingston.

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Yet another local member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns has been arrested:

Former Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan (D) is facing harassment charges after a fight in a town of Barker bar last week … Troopers said Ryan got into an argument over politics with pro-gas drilling activist Victor Furman, from Chenango Forks. Ryan allegedly pushed Furman with both hands in the chest and knocked him over multiple bar stools onto the ground. According to troopers, Ryan then said, “I ought to punch you right in the mouth.” Ryan is facing a harassment charge, in the second degree …”


I spoke with one of our members from Long Island who works for another non-gun special interest who informed me that he interviewed candidates for his organization and they all told him that as they’re going door to door the hot button issues people are talking about, aside from taxes, are common core and the SAFE Act.

This directly contradicts media reports that guns are not an issue downstate and reinforces the election results from last year’s Westchester and Nassau County Executive’s races.

Back in April Alex Crohn took credit for authoring the SAFE bill.  Now, Oliver Koppell says he did it:

“… The debate continued with Senator Klein and candidate Koppell upgrading themselves on their accomplishments over their opponent, with candidate Koppell saying that he had drafted up the original Safe Act legislation, not Senator Klein …”

Alabama’s news media is more honest than New York’s.