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  •  In NY #24, Syracuse to Oswego (3+ / 0-)
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    slothlax, devtob, kurt

    to Auburn to edge of Monroe Co (Rochester) Dan Maffei, D, has often been tarred with the sin of being a DC insider, because he worked as an aide to Sen Moynihan & others.  

    I was hoping that Stefanik could be accused of the same sins, but if Woolf was scared up from Brooklyn because the local Democrats couldn't find anyone local; then this situation doesn't look good.  

    The area is up in arms, literally, over NY SAFE act, which seeks to put some mild gun control laws, in place.  Cuomo will not do well in upstate NY, and anyone with a D orientation is going to go down with him, upstate.  

    The Conservative Party in NYS is in bed with the fundy churches, the NRA.  In our area they recently held a banquet at a large fundy church, with the local state reps (Rs), county sheriff, "pastor", and conservative chair all in a nice pix in the local weekly.  With deer antlers over their heads.

    The GOPer running against Dan, describes himself as an 'avid hunter'.  

    This law is going to turn upstate bright red, from Buffalo to Albany.  It was the right thing to do, but it's going to be expensive.  

    •  The thing about the SAFE Act (2+ / 0-)
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      PinHole, kurt

      is that most of the loud antis are Republicans anyway, and probably regular voters.

      They may turn out a little more than usual this year, but the obvious political goal for upstate Dems is, as always, to identify and turn out the casual voters in their base, which could more than make up for a couple three percent uptick in GOP base turnout.

      A public option for health insurance is a national priority.

      by devtob on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 06:05:23 AM PDT

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