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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.

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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Tracy Mitrano needs HELP, not HOPE

The good aspect of having a primary election, especially with five and more campaigns active for a year or so, is the force of supporters working to get support for their candidate, the constant news articles and “forums’. The bad aspect … Continue reading

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Us and Them: Not a Good (Out)look

This article was submitted by Lee Marcus, author of “Hearts Afire: The Story of Moonwhistle School” and a frequent contributor to this blog. Congressperson Tom Reed lives in an Us and Them world. He’s got his voter base; everybody else is … Continue reading

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NY-23 Unity Rallies in Corning & Olean

Many different, but similar collections of political grassroot groups have been working behind the scenes to energize the voters of the NY23rd. I don’t know, or need to know  the details of how they evolved from being unhappy constituents to … Continue reading

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Max’s & Tracy’s Statements

            Max Della Pia conceded the congressional race to Tracy Mitrano this afternoon From Max’s Facebook page: I would like to congratulate Tracy Mitrano on her victory in the Democratic Primary. Although the final results … Continue reading

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