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  •  I moved (6+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, oceanview, wader, Matt Z, filby, Mariken NY-26 a couple years ago, and Chris Lee was hands down the worst representative I've ever had.  I pretty much gave up on contacting him when the only response I ever got was a generic mass email.  Never once did I receive communication that directly answered or addressed my concerns or questions.

    That said, Paladino for the position hadn't even crossed my mind until I read this piece, and that just makes me shudder.  He could find support though; the Paladino yard signs were certainly thick on the ground around here.  Couple of businesses in the area have lost my business after their loud and obnoxious support of Paladino in the gubernatorial election.

    Democratic campaign in the regular election for NY-26 was absolutely abysmal.  I can't see it being any different in a special election.  Realistically, this is a walk-over for whoever is the Republican on the ticket.

    •  Penn Yann (0+ / 0-)

      Is Penn Yann in the district? We visted there in 1989 to see my husband's cousin that lives there. The area is very rural and where there are vineyards that support the local wineries. I could see it being very red but Kodak has a strong presence in Rochester which from what I understand is a progressive company am I wrong?

      The area is very beautiful with the lakes and rolling green hills surrounding them. We enjoyed it tremendously.

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        Penn Yann is over in the 29th.

        I don't know much about the climate in Rochester, but I would assume it's more progressive, based on the demographics alone.  Even so, Rochester is part of the 28th.  If you look on Chris Bowers' posted map of the districts, the 28th is the long, skinny district north of the 26th, which loops down to include Buffalo on the western side, and Rochester on the eastern side.  The 26th is basically the rural country in between the two cities.  

        And yeah, Penn Yann, and all of the finger lakes region, is a beautiful place to visit.  Upstate NY will become the country's premier wine source once CA's water practices become even more unsustainable.

    •  There is a bit of a different dynamic (0+ / 0-)

      though between a crazy man wanting to be governor of NY and Rep of the district. People are livid at Albany in a way they may not be at Washington DC--as hard as that is to believe for many outside NY.

      There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

      by upstate NY on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 08:39:54 AM PST

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      •  This is definitely true (1+ / 0-)
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        upstate NY

        Our government had gotten very corrupt and stupid in Albany, we spend 2x as much per-capita on medicare than California, and it consumes all of the property tax of Erie County. In NY we spend 50 billion on medicare with 25 million people, so it might be cheaper to have a single payer system if you are going to spend 2,000 a year for every single person.
        If you listen to Cuomo, he sounds very conservative even though he  is a Democratic governor.

    •  did you get emails with nude pictures ? (0+ / 0-)

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