17
Sep

Senator Mark Grisanti who lost the GOP primary last week admits to the Buffalo News that his SAFE vote hurt him:

“… He acknowledged his vote in favor of the SAFE Act, Cuomo’s strict gun-control law, could have been a factor this year, especially with his district now encompassing more suburban territory.  But he said he will continue to make the case that his vote for the bill resulted only from his efforts to strip it of some of its more “obtrusive measures.” …”

Bullshit.

Now that he’s lost major party backing is he going to get the hint and away?  No.

“… Grisanti said Tuesday he will wage an active campaign on the Independence line for the 60th District seat this fall following his defeat last week in the Republican primary.  Grisanti’s campaign looms as a decidedly underdog effort, since victories for such a major office on a minor-party line are rare … “Since last Tuesday, I’ve had a lot of emails and texts from people who say they want the opportunity to vote for me in November,” Grisanti said …”

Bullshit.

16
Sep

ILA has done a mailing on behalf of Chris Gibson.

The latest poll shows Gibson has a huge lead over carpetbagger Sean Eldridge.

15
Sep
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Our second Get Out The Vote ad is running in the current issue of NY Outdoor News.

15
Sep
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Found this nugget in the Post:

“… Democratic insiders, mean­while, describe Cuomo as “furious” and “enraged’’ at his campaign team over his shockingly poor primary showing — in which he won only about 60 percent of the vote.  One senior Democrat told The Post of Cuomo, “He spent millions, had the full use of state resources and was endorsed by virtually every important elected Democrat in the state — and he had the worse showing ever for a New York governor in a primary.  It’s no wonder he’s so pissed.” …”

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.  FUAC!

And where did all his problems start?  With SAFE.  Had he not done that he would still have had enough support from average New Yorkers to keep the very far Left in check.  Instead it created a weakness they were able to exploit and embarrass Andrew on the national level.

12
Sep

Governor Cuomo’s problems are not over even though the primary is:

“… PEF is joining several other unions in sitting out the general election, declining to pick a favorite between the Democratic ticket and the Republicans, Astorino and his running mate, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss.  “I don’t foresee that the Public Employees Federation will do an endorsement in the general election,” union President Susan Kent said … Four years ago, PEF broke ranks with its fellow public sector unions – CSEA and NYSUT – and backed Cuomo for governor.  This time around, Cuomo is running without the support of all three, and he doesn’t have the backing of the AFL-CIO, either.  Kent said the union’s focus will now move to contract negotiation preparation, noting that PEF has to return to the bargaining table next year – a year ahead of its fellow public sector unions …”

Unions are the backbone of the Democrat Party.  If they aren’t planning on showing up, who exactly is going to vote for Cuomo?

12
Sep
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Astorino Says Cuomo Loses ‘Invincibility’ After Underwhelming Primary Win

10
Sep
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Our GOTV campaign against Governor Cuomo and Kathy Hochul produced positive results.  Media pundits predicted if Zephyr Teachout received 30% it would be humiliating to the Governor.  She got more than that:

  • Cuomo – 62.1%
  • Teachout – 34.2%
  • Credico – 3.6%
  • Hochul – 59.7%
  • Wu – 40.3%

Democrat turnout was ~10% and Cuomo had to pay $35 per vote compared to less than $1.50 per vote for Teachout.

At least one media outlet acknowledges SAFE was one of Cuomo’s problems:

“… Yesterday’s vote also came as gun rights groups were urging Democratic gun-owners to “repudiate” Cuomo because of the SAFE Act, the tough gun control law he pushed through the legislature last year.  Even with those factors, it was a surprisingly weak showing for Cuomo, a governor who has invested a huge amount of time, state dollars, and political capital in the North Country …”