A follow-up story to the fake mailing a couple weeks ago is in today’s Buffalo News, “Niagara GOP chair calls for probe of ‘dirty pool’ political mail“:
“Niagara County Republican Chairman Richard L. Andres Jr. called Monday for an investigation into a seemingly bogus letter, sent to voters before the June 23 primary for county judge. The letter, from a group called the Coalition for Safe Schools, supported tough gun control laws and endorsed the GOP-backed Caroline A. Wojtaszek for county judge on that basis. But Andres said the letter was sent to GOP and Conservative voters most likely to oppose gun regulation, in an apparent attempt to tarnish Wojtaszek with them …”
I’m curious to know who was behind the mailing as well. Obviously it was someone opposed to Wojtaszek, but I’m interested in why they choose gun control instead of some other issue.
Senator Gillibrand is not happy with the choice of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court:
“… Sen. Gillibrand said Judge Barrett, who was appointed to serve on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals by Mr. Trump in 2017, has expressed what the senator calls “concerning” views on a number of issues, including LGBTQ+ rights, environmental issues, gun rights and the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare …”
Gillibrand is too stupid to have formed opinions on her own. She’s just echoing talking points from the usual leftist pressure groups.
Media reports say Joe Biden is considering Andrew Cuomo for Attorney General should he win the election.
As if I needed another reason not to vote for Biden.
If this comes to pass Kathy Hochul would take over as Governor until the ’22 election when Tish James would run and push her aside. There is no way Democrats would allow Hochul to run for a full term. Mimi Rocah would then run for Attorney General. At this point NYers would refer to Cuomo’s time as Governor as the good ol’ days.
The Buffalo News delivers the bad news, “Supermajority in sight for State Senate Democrats as they dramatically outspend GOP“:
“… “We’re feeling very optimistic,” said Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, a Queens Democrat who is also chairman of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. He cited everything from gun control to tenant protections as among the accomplishments of Democrats in their first two years in power …”
It’s probably going to happen.
At a minimum the Republicans will loose SD-46 and SD-56 which gives the Dems a supermajority of 42 seats. I see them losing SD-41 as well. Best chance for a GOP pickup is with Rob Astorino in SD-40.
Questionable political ads during the campaign are nothing new. Years ago upstate Democrats made use of the hunting license list to target Fudds with election mailings touting their candidates for being supposedly pro-hunting while concealing their anti-gun voting records.
This, however, takes that tactic a step further:
“… During the primary campaign, a mailer was sent to areas of the most pro-Second Amendment and gun rights communities in Niagara County from an organization that is decidedly in FAVOR of gun control. This pro-gun control organization touted the gun control credentials of Congressional candidate Nate McMurray and judicial candidate Carole Wojtaszek. It mentioned how these two candidates won the group’s endorsement because they support a robust agenda to essentially take gun rights away and keep our kids safe. This mailer, authored by Safe Schools Coalition, and sent to pro-gun rights voters, arrived in voters’ mailboxes on the day before the primary … Think about it: A mailer with Nancy Pelosi and other well-known liberals’ names attached to a group that supports stringent gun control, sent to an audience that is against more gun control! The endorsement of McMurray and Wojtaszek was meant to enrage voters against McMurray and Wojtaszek …”