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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.

Can Our Minds Be Won?

e article was written and submitted by Lee Marcus of Arkport. What a week. Angry white man mails 14 pipe bombs to top leaders of the Democratic party plus CNN, a liberal philanthropist, and an actor. Oddly, this is the … Continue reading

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Rep Reed & the Violence Against Women Act

Rep. Tom Reed, in an October 6 Facebook post, reported that #TeamReed (aka his staff) had attended Domestic Violence Awareness Month events in Jamestown and Elmira. He also reported that “We recently pushed for the reauthorization of the Violence Against … Continue reading

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A look at Primary Voter Turnout

It seems like there has been more political activities  in the NY23rd for the 2018 Congressional elections than in other years. More noise. More organized events. More grass root groups. More people involved. But, will the efforts spent over the … Continue reading

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More political debates — please

This article was written by Michael Fitzgerald, and published in the Finger Lakes Times on Sunday, September 23, in his WRITE ON column   The best political news in weeks — maybe months — was published right here in the … Continue reading

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NY23’s Sample Ballots for the Sept 13 NYS Primaries

There will be a State Primary Election on Thursday, September 13.  Only Democratic and Reform Parties will have State-Wide Races. The Democratic, Republican, Conservative and some minor parties may have local races depending on which Senate or Assembly District, County, … Continue reading

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The September 13 Primary & why voter turnout is important

  New York’s State Primary will be held on Thursday, September 13. Please note: New York has a law that prohibits an election on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks–which happened on a Primary Election day. New York is the … Continue reading

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Mitrano Record Breaking 1 Month Fundraising!

  Press Release from Tracy Mitrano for Congress PENN YAN—Today, Democratic Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano (NY-23) announced that her campaign has undergone an energetic relaunch after being certified as the official Democratic nominee for New York’s 23rd District by the … Continue reading

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