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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.

Facebook’s CrowdTangle

Is facebook the real silent majority as Kevin Rouse suggests? Does the number of hits on an on-line advertisement signal the direction the November election might go? Is it that facebook traffic molds political opinions, that it reflects already hardened … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s local fundraising

From FEC data TOM REED FOR CONGRESS (C00464032) City Individual Contributions (excluding duplicates) Corning 20 (several from Tom’s associates) Dunkirk None Elmira 7 (four from one family, many from Tom’s sister Mary) Ithaca 7 Jamestown 5 (three from one family) … Continue reading

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Wither the GOP

Arthur Ahrens of Branchport is the author of this article which is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. Traditionally, the run-up to a convention sees a party attempting to tame rival factions and unite around … Continue reading

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Once it was the Army

Joseph Raymond McCarthy was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Wikipedia McCarthy was a bomb-thrower—and, in a sense, that is all he was. He would … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s 2019 Financial Disclosure

Reports are due May 15 of the following year. The House has 30 days more to post them. It isn’t clear why Tom waits till the last minute. Tom requested a 90 day extension this year; it isn’t clear why. … Continue reading

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Back to School or not?

This article on Covid 19 was written by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport and is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. Supposing you had a desperate health condition and had an urgent need for an operation … Continue reading

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Tracy Mitrano disagrees

Debates help voters understand what a campaign represents and each candidate’s stance on various issues. — Tracy Mitrano Tom Reed  “introduced the Help Act to allow federal prosecutors access to more severe penalties when prosecuting certain drug cases, and has … Continue reading

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Why do we like Tom Reed?

We’ll continue working on solutions that generate jobs, support local businesses, and grow our economy. –Tom Reed Why do we like Tom Reed? First of all, he is a Republican in a Red district; that’s all most voters need to … Continue reading

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A Multiculturalism Constitutional Amendment

Arthur Ahrens of Branchport is the author of this article which is published here with permission. Views expressed by contributors are their own. R.M.S. in Lebanon, CT, writes: I read that a recent poll reveals the majority of the U.S. disagrees with … Continue reading

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Why we like President Trump

Bring on the lovers, liars and clowns! Old situations. New complications. Nothing portentous or polite; Tragedy tomorrow. Comedy tonight! — Stephen Sondheim “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help. “ — Reagan … Continue reading

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