Text book example of a political stunt

Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, who is running for the open SD-37 seat in April’s special election, organized a protest outside Westchester GOP HQ in an attempt to intimidate the opposition.

I would have gone out there with a plate full of sno balls to hand out to all the snowflakes.

Republicans need to recognize fake astroturf stunts like this and counter-attack when confronted by them. The surest way to do that is make it clear you do not take the protestors or their issue seriously and laugh at them. Nothing upsets antigunners and “progressives” than being laughed at.

I am the 7%

At this point it is readily apparent that Senator John DeFrancisco is going to get the GOP gubernatorial nod this fall.  He is the only one getting endorsements from the political machine.

Not everyone thinks this is a good idea:

“A prominent Republican consultant is urging GOP leaders to hold off from endorsing state Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco for governor. O’Brien Murray sent an email Tuesday to county GOP leaders saying DeFrancisco’s record in the Senate could torpedo any chance the party has of beating Gov. Cuomo in November … “Gov. Cuomo’s campaign will attack John DeFrancisco for double dipping and they will point out that Sen. DeFrancisco voted for the Cuomo budgets,” Murray wrote. “You can’t fix Albany when you are part of the problem, and voters (will) see this too.” …”

Fair enough.  So where does DeFrancisco stand with the voters?

“… Cuomo is likely helped by the fact that a whopping 93% of New Yorkers say they don’t know the names of the Republicans who are seeking the nomination to challenge the two-term incumbent Democrat in November …”

Good news for DeFrancisco then.  He doesn’t have to worry about his voting record because nobody knows who the hell he is.

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ECGOP Candidate Debate

The Erie County Republican Committee will host a debate with the three declared gubernatorial candidates Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco and former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra this coming Saturday, Feburary 10 at 10:30am at the Daemen College Wick Student Center in Amherst.

For tickets call 716-856-8700 or email ecrc@ecgop.com.

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Introducing Chele Farley

Republicans have chosen Chele Farley to run against Kirsten Gillibrand this fall. Here is her introductory video:

In one of her first media interviews Farley went on the attack:

“… “When she was in the House, she was known as ‘Annie Oakley,’” Chele Chiavacci Farley told John Catsimatidis on his AM 970 radio show Sunday. “And now in the Senate people laugh and they call her ‘Jane Fonda.’ That’s quite a change to the left.” Gillibrand, from Brunswick in Rensselaer County, once had an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. But she has become an outspoken critic of the NRA and the need for stricter gun laws …”

I know nothing about Farley and she has zero name recognition.

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Moss’ campaign kickoff

Sheriff Chris Moss, who ran for Lt. Governor along side Rob Astorino back in ’14, will hold his campaign kickoff for Chemung County Executive tomorrow at 5:00pm at the Holiday Inn Elmira-Riverview.  The public is welcome to attend.

Marlin for Governor?

Some rumormongering: George Marlin, the former Executive Director of the Port Authority of NY & NJ, is considering running for Governor on the Conservative Party line only.

He blogs at streetcornerconservative.com and his op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, National Review and elsewhere.

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