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  •  He's my representative (6+ / 0-)

    and we could do a lot worse. He certainly doesn't make me stroke out like the majority of Repugs. Northern New York is an odd mix, not typical Republicans. I believe the majority of Republicans up could still be called "Rockfeller" Republicans. We have a number of pockets of 'liberalism' particularly in St. Lawrence County around the colleges. McHugh always had the backing of the unions and protected Fort Drum, which is a huge economic resource for northern New York. FYI, this is my very first post. I've a lurker for years!

    •  Welcome to posting! This NY-20 veteran will (0+ / 0-)

      want tap on your local knowledge when the special election comes up.

      McHugh probably was a Rockefeller Republican (like Chris Shays) - sadly the few remaining ones have been driven out the party.

      Let's hope the pull of having a member of the majority in Congress will be an additional pull.  Fort Drum and the Adirondak Park have special needs.

      The land was ours before we were the land's...Robert Frost, The Gift Outright

      by HylasBrook on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 08:20:49 AM PDT

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    •  Welcome, Lurker... (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm your neighbor, in NY-24 which went for Mike Arcuri in 2006 (& 2008)...I helped out with the campaign at that time and it feels GREAT! First time in like 75 years that our House District went Democratic! I always liked McHugh, but it sure would be wonderful have NY-23 go Dem, also...

      We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace--Michael Franti

      by DianeNYS on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 08:33:20 AM PDT

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    •  Welcome DivineMissV (0+ / 0-)

      another NY Stater here - though I'm in the Catskills.
      Interesting about his union backing.

      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 09:10:25 AM PDT

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