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Bad sign for Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans have a reason for concern:

“One Republican and three Democratic candidates for the State Senate and Assembly from the Hudson Valley did not meet the deadline for filing financial disclosures, according to a report issued by the Joint Commission on Public EthicsRepublican 39th Senate District candidate Thomas Basile’s form was delivered to staff in Albany earlier this week, according to his campaign spokesman Robert Driscoll, who said Basile’s opponent, Democrat James Skoufis, is “so desperate to get voters to forget that New York’s most corrupt politician bankrolled him for years, he’ll take any occasion to smear Mr. Basile.” But, Skoufis said Basile’s submitting the form “yesterday” still made the filing 24 days late …”

Skoufis is right.

SD-39 is an open seat that now has a roughly 15K Democrat enrollment advantage.  That the Republicans don’t have their stuff together at the point is not a good sign for them.

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Ashby’s letter to Cuomo

Assemblyman Jake Ashby wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo regarding his attacks upon the NRA and its effect on local gun clubs:

City & State has some more information in their op-ed, “Cuomo administration shouldn’t put NRA on financial blacklist.

Jim Gaughran’s gun control statement

Jim Gaughran is running for SD-5 against steaming pile of crap Carl Marcellino.

Demonstrating once again that there is no reason for Republicans to cave on the issue, Gov. Cuomo rallied with Gaughran despite Marcellino’s past support for the SAFE Act.

Truitt addresses Columbia Co. Sportsmen

Will Truitt last night speaking at the monthly meeting of the Columbia County Sportsmen’s Federation:

 

Talking Tough

Jumaane Williams who is challenging Kathy Hochul in the Democrat lt. gubernatorial primary released this ad:

Based on production, not subject matter, it is an effective ad.

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Be like Pine Tree

The Pine Tree Rifle Club in Johnstown is one of my favorites because these guys do stuff and are not afraid to invite politicos to the club.

More clubs need to do this. The excuse I most often is hear is that doing so would jeopardize their tax status. Nonsense.

Not cheap

Governor Cuomo is running his anti-NRA advertisement on WABC-TV during the 5 o’clock newscast.

He has 36+ million dollars in his campaign account, but still it cannot be cheap running ads during prime-time in the NYC market.

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