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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 supports Trump’s Effort To Disrupt

You can’t make this up. In an interview on MSNBC on Thursday March 8, which focused on Trump’s Trade War Tariffs proposals, our Congressman continued defending Present Trump’s executive style. “I am supportive of the President’s effort to disrupt our … Continue reading

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Petitioning: The Campaign’s Next Phase

The next phase of the NY23rd Congressional Campaign will begin on March 6 (Tuesday). That is the first day the candidates and their campaign teams can ask registered NY23rd Democrats to sign their nominating petitions. Each campaign will decide when … Continue reading

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Immigrant Data for NY23rd

  The following information is from the New American Economy. Besides the data about each Congressional District there are many data driven reports explaining the effects immigrants have on different industries and geographical areas.    Immigrants and the economy in: New York District … Continue reading

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Congressional Candidate Charles Whalen suspending his campaign

Charles Whalen from Geneva issued the following statement “For Immediate Release” today: Friends and Fellow Democrats, Effective immediately, I’m suspending my campaign for Congress. I remain convinced that my message of advancing our common interests is the only way to … Continue reading

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Gun Polls–Fake Polls or Usable Data

Is it time to talk gun safety yet? If so, here is a list of doable things: 1. Universal background checks (90% public support) 2. Ban assault weapons (57% public support) 3. Ban bump stocks (82% public support) 4. Close … Continue reading

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Multiple Candidates?–NY23rd is NOT alone in NYS

This Congressional Campaign cycle really is different from recent cycles.  The passionate reaction to the 2016 campaign and election has motivated more to get involved politically. That groundswell has inspired more  to become candidates to try to oust the current … Continue reading

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Are Assault Weapon Bans Constitutional?

Last fall I was leading a discussion at our local library about the proposed NYS Constitutional Convention. After we have been talking for a while, I made a statement that if there is a Constitutional Convention, whatever they change in … Continue reading

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