Monthly Archives: May 2016

Why Residency is Important

‘ Rep. Tom Reed has been attacking his opponent, John Plumb for claiming to be a resident of the NY 23rd Congressional District. The Reed campaign discovered a loan document, called “Second Home Rider” that Plumb signed when he bought his … Continue reading

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A Sign Reed’s Campaign is in Trouble

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle published an article yesterday (May 27) about national officials who donate funds back to either the DCCC or the or the NRCC. It said: Each election cycle, Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Tom Reed Heads Into Memorial Day Attacking a Lifetime of Service

The following is a press release from John Plumb for Congress. Veteran U.S. Marine in Congress Calls out Reed for “Unfairly Ripping Opponent’s Military Service”    Jamestown, NY – Congressman Tom Reed continues to ratchet up his attacks on Naval … Continue reading

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Will the GOP block Overtime Reform?

 Cath Kestler, resident of Silver Creek and lifelong Democrat, shares her bi-weekly Dunkirk Observer Today column. The moral argument for overtime reform is straightforward:  When Americans work extra hours, they should earn the extra dollars.  But the economic case is … Continue reading

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Commander John Plumb to Tom Reed: When your country calls, you go where they ask

The following is a press release from John Plumb for Congress committee and the map was paid of by the Friends of John Plumb. JAMESTOWN, NY- Commander John Plumb, a 4th generation Western New Yorker and Navy Veteran running for … Continue reading

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Primary Numbers

This year’s Primary Elections have uniquely aroused political passions from all over the electorate spectrum. The political story of the year is how Donald Trump came from nowhere to get crowds to his rallies and the voters to the polls. By listening to the … Continue reading

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Welfare reform or retrenchment?

And so things like drug testing, things like work requirements —  strengthening them as these programs go forward. –Tom Reed Tom Reed says he “and the House Ways and Means Committee passed three bipartisan welfare reform bills last week.” I … Continue reading

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The following is a press release from Leslie Danks Burke, NY State Senate Candidate from the 58th Senatorial District, which covers Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates Counties. Her opponent is incumbent Thomas O’Mara.   “Back-room deals keep our … Continue reading

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NY 23rd’s role in flipping the House and Senate

The main motivating issue that caused the Never Trump Campaign to develop was the fear that the GOP will lose their control of the Senate and the House. If you remember, the House turned Republican in the 2010 non-presidential election. The Senate switched from … Continue reading

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For Democracy’s sake now is the time to change the Status Quo

This article was submitted by Russell Tocqueville, who lives and votes in the Southern Tier. Weeks after the Democratic Presidential primary has happened, we Southern Tier Democrats seem to be in a position of post primary relaxation. But I tell you … Continue reading

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