Tag Archives: Martha Robertson

There’s Something about Ithaca

The following was written, and submitted,  by Ann Sullivan, who  has lived in Ithaca since 1981. For 30 years she worked as a librarian at TC3. Last year, Martha Robertson’s hard fought, grueling sixteen month campaign against Tom Reed attracted … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed vs Disabled Workers-Looking at the Facts & the Rhetoric

Rep. Tom Reed has proposed an amendment to the House Rules that will limit the way Congress funds the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. SSDI is expected to have 81% of the funds it needs to fulfill their legal … Continue reading

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Did Ithaca aid Reed’s #ny23 landslide? Analyst thinks so, this observer doesn’t

Andrew Casler, in an article published in the Elmira Star Gazette on November 5, 2014. writes: “U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s 26-percentage-point victory Tuesday proved that the congressman doesn’t need Tompkins County votes to remain in office.” Did it, one might ask. … Continue reading

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NY-29/NY-23 Election Results 2006-2014

  This graph shows how NY-29/NY-23 election results for 2006-2014 have depended on voter turnout. When the total vote is large, Democratic Party candidates do better and Republican Party candidates do worse. Democrat Eric Massa lost to John Kuhl in … Continue reading

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Mia Love

I believe in attacking problems, not people. My focus is on working shoulder-to-shoulder with anyone willing to tackle the serious problems facing America, regardless of political affiliation. During my 10 years of public service in Saratoga Springs, the City Council … Continue reading

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Tom Reed #NY23 and Nancy Pelosi CA-12

From Tom Reed’s political advertising you might think he and Nancy Pelosi seldom agree.  Open Congress, Stand against Spying, and Freedom Works provide convenient means to check this claim. The Open Congress comparison shows that Tom Reed and Nancy Pelosi … Continue reading

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Reed and Robertson on minimum wage

The following is from interviews conducted by Ray Finger published in the Elmira Star Gazette. Q: Would you favor or oppose an increase in the federal minimum wage? A: “I think this is better suited at the state level, first … Continue reading

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Who cares about #ny23?

Tom Reed says he cares; Martha Robertson says she cares. But do voters care?     It appears that the voters have discounted the following: Reed’s business practices. Reed’s disreputable midnight swim. Reed’s late tax payments. Reed’s performance in office. … Continue reading

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Martha Robertson’s platform

I have a bright vision of our region. We live here because we love it. My husband Steve and I chose to live and raise our kids here. I’ve been here for thirty years, and I wouldn’t live anywhere else. I … Continue reading

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Reasons people give for liking Tom Reed

I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view. … If we [win the House, Senate, and White House], bipartisanship means they have to come our way, and if we’re successful in getting … Continue reading

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