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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.

Reed still backs Trump

This article was submitted for publication by the author, Cath Kestler, resident of Silver Creek. The Trump train is roaring down the tracks and one of the first Republicans to join the conductor and get his ticket punched is—you guessed it, … Continue reading

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Reed tries to justify anti-Veteran Votes

The New NY 23rd has shown examples where Rep. Tom Reed actions in our district does not match his voting record in Washington. Most recently (August 28) it was pointed out in “A look at Rep. Reed’s Proposed Bills” which summarized … Continue reading

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Plumb’s Plan to Combat ISIS and Defeating Radical Islamic Extremism

John Plumb, candidate for Congress, had a 22 year career in the serving our country in the Navy, an official at the Department of Defense and a staff member on the National Security Council. He recently released his five point … Continue reading

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Reed’s support of Trump should give voters pause

The following is an Op-Ed written by Jim Carr, the chair of the Chemung County Democratic Committee. Mr. Carr submitted the article to the New NY23rd for publication. Donald Trump and tea party Rep. Tom Reed are a dangerous combination … Continue reading

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Rep. Tom Reed lies about John Plumb, again

The Yates County SCOPE (Shooter’s Committee On Political Education) organization has held  a Pig Roast fund raiser since 2002. This year’s event was held on Saturday, August 27. It is a must attend event for every candidate who wants to … Continue reading

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A look at Rep. Reed’s Proposed Bills

Members of congress exists in two different cultures–the Washington DC political culture, often described as ‘Inside the Beltway’ and their congressional district culture. A successful representatives satisfies the needs of both. When in DC our congressman, Tom Reed, bounces between following … Continue reading

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Trump, Polls, & the NY 23rd House Race

How will Donald Trump affect the NYS Down Ballot elections? Will the moderate republican voters support their controversial candidate, or will they “hold their nose” and vote democratic? or will they go Libertarian and vote for Gary Johnson? or Independent … Continue reading

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