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  •  What about Pataki? (0+ / 0-)

    He could be a strong candidate for either Senate or Gov. If he doesnt run, both seats are probably likely Dem.

    •  What about the stuff you are smoking? (0+ / 0-)

      Pataki was almost as unpopular as Paterson by the time he left office.

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      by charliehall on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 06:49:03 PM PST

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      •  And Pataki will not be a favorite of teabaggers (1+ / 0-)
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        he was a big spender as gov, he is pro-choice, he had a good environmental record, he bullied a Republican state senate into passing a gay rights law, and he was very pro-union.

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        by charliehall on Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 06:50:28 PM PST

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    •  Pataki has no base in NYS (1+ / 0-)
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      Pataki has no base in New York State. He is a political pariah,and I don't anticipate rehabilitation.

      This despite (or perhaps because) he gave away so much money near the end of his term,alot of it to worthy causes. He was great for land protection in the Adirondack Park.

    •  The Republican Party in New York State (0+ / 0-)

      is nearly dead.  

      Republicans control none of the major statewide offices — Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller.  They haven't had a Senate seat from New York in 12 years. Out of 29 members of Congress from New York State, Republicans now send only 2 to Washington.  Democrats hold over 70% of the seats in the state Assembly.  The only arena where Republicans even come close to political parity is in the state Senate, where they lost their majority in 2008.  As a result they have that much less patronage to dole out, which will inhibit them from strengthening their ranks.  

      Now if only we could do something about the fucking Democrats.  

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