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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.

Roots of sexual harassment run deep

This  article was written by Lee Marcus of Arkport (Steuben County). It was recently published in Hornell Evening Tribute. She is also the author of “Hearts Afire: The Story of Moonwhistle School.”    What’s up with men? At this point, it … Continue reading

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We need a representative who doesn’t try to turn us against each other.

This article was submitted by a Southern Tier Patriot . I write this to you as a former Republican who believes that the politics of our communities are more about involvement than division. What we need in Congress now is … Continue reading

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Want Reed Out? Here’s a Way Everyone Can Help!

I heard Nate Shinagawa say at the  2012 July 4th Parade in Hammondsport that you don’t need to raise the most money, but you need enough money to compete. As of today, there are eight Democrats running for the right … Continue reading

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Reed defends GOP Tax Plan

Rep. Tom Reed was part of WXXI (Public Radio from Rochester) “Connections with Evan Dawson” on Tuesday, November 14 “Discussing GOPs New Tax Plan” program. With him were Michael Kink, Executive Director of the Strong Economy for All Coalition and Dr. … Continue reading

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GOP Civil War: Is Reed a McCain or a Bannon Republican?

We have been hearing rumors about the upcoming Republican Civil War for a few years now. The first rumblings came after the Tea Party endorsed candidates in were elected in 2010. We soon realized that the breadth  of the ideological … Continue reading

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NY 23rd Sample Ballots by Counties

My experience as an election inspector, and as a candidate tells me that many voters would like to see the ballot they will be using before they reach the polls. Most counties post their sample ballots on line. As of … Continue reading

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