Author Archives: pystew

About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.

Rep. Reed Talks with Students about the “No More” Campaign.

Rep. Tom Reed met with student athletics at Keuka College (Keuka Park, Yates County) Thursday (August 21). The students make upon the male and female soccer teams who were practicing on campus before the rest of the students arrive this … Continue reading

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Public Land Use: Hunting & Fishing or Drilling? A Look at Rep. Reed’s Voting Record

“Wildlife and wild places no longer exists by accident or without the intervention of those that truly and deeply care.” Shane Mahoney, Conservationist. Hunting, fishing, hiking and camping are experiences that many of us enjoy. They are often long held family traditions. … Continue reading

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Robertson’s 1st Ad’s Script, Visuals, and Citations

The following is a list of the Voiceovers (Script), Visuals (description of what is seen) and Backups (background and sources supporting ad’s claims) of Martha Robertson’s first televised political ad. This information was received from the Robertson campaign via email. The … Continue reading

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A Look at Reed’s Campaign of Misinformation against Robertson

The Ithaca Times editorial published  last week analyzed Tom Reed’s campaign against Martha Robertson. This article touches on a few of their detailed points; it is well worth reading the whole editorial.  They  compared Reed’s campaign attempts to discredit Ms. Robertson to “a movie … Continue reading

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Alliance for Retired Americans vs. Rep. Tom Reed

Rep. Tom Reed has earned an 11% rating from the Alliance for Retired Americans for his 2013 voting record. They identified 10 votes that “protected the health and economic security of seniors, strengthen families and build safe and thriving communities.” Our … Continue reading

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How far the Grand Old Party has Fallen

The following article was submitted by New NY 23rd reader Deb Meeker. As the President of the United States and his Administration continues to deal with – Abroad: *ISIS created crisis in Iraq and Syria *the Palestinian and Israeli conflict *Russia’s continued attempt … Continue reading

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Guest Opinion: Ten Facts Every Voter Should Know About Martha Robertson

I received the following from Jim “Jimmy” Henry. This is being published only with the stipulation the New NY 23rd could include a commentary to his list of facts. It can be found after Mr. Henry’s list of seven  facts and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Congress, Constituents, Economics, Health Care, Media, Political, pro-life/pro-choice | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Robertson’s Funding Report Shows a Grass-Roots Advantage

It doesn’t take long to realize money plays a pivotal part in today’s political campaigns. Federal campaigns are required to report their funding records with the Federal Election Commissions every three months. The last report was due July 15; it recorded the campaign … Continue reading

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Astorino & Reed: Politicians or Statesmen on Fracking Issues?

The  following article was written by Bette Ek, a member of Citizen Action of the Southern Tier. You might read it in a district newspaper since  the author has sent some a copy. It is printed here with permission of … Continue reading

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AAUW vs. Rep. Tom Reed

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a well respected organization whose mission is: Advancing equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. They list their issues as Advocacy, Campus, Career and Workplace, Community, Education, Leadership … Continue reading

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