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In this diary  I outlined a method for finding vulnerable Republican representatives.

Now, it's time for more research. Twitter handles. Positions. Dumbass statements. A start on this is below the fold; since this involves a lot of work and a lot of text, I'm dividing it up by state.  Previously California and Colorado and Florida; Iowa and Illinois. Michigan. .  Minnesota and Nebraska. Nevada and New Jersey

Today: New York!

Oh, and if YOU have information on these people, PLEASE share it.  

This list will be targeted by me on Twitter (I am @peterflom) with the hashtag #StopGOP. You can help by spreading the word, using the hashtag and exposing these Republicans!

Obama got 51.6% in NY-02  and Peter King got 58.6%. NY-02 is the south shore of Long Island's Nassau County.

King was first elected in 1992. He has been endorsed by Citizens United Political Victory fund and the Chamber of Commerce. He tweets as @RepPeteKing.

In 2012, King's main donors were the Securities and Real Estate industries. He outraised his opponent, Vivianne Falcone, $1.8 million to essentially nothing. King last faced a well funded opponent in 2006. He has no 2014 opponents that I know of.

King is infamous for his anti-Islam rhetoric. He has been featured in many diaries here on daily Kos, e.g. : King offended by Obama's moralizing by eXtina.
Peter King still talking tough by Jed Lewison. Anti leak crusader Peter King leaks by Hunter and Peter King shocked that being a heartless bastard is a Republican value, actually by Kaili Joy Gray.

Obama also got 51.6% in NY-11 while  Michael Grimm got 52.2%. NY-11 is mostly Staten Island and a tiny piece of Brooklyn in NYC.  

Grimm was first elected in 2010. He has been endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce. He tweets as @repmichaelgrimm.

In 2012, Grimm's biggest supporters were the Securities and Insurance industries. He outraised Mark Murphy $2.2 million to $900,000. In 2014, Domenic Recchia is running against King. He tweets as @RecchiaCongress.

CREW named Grimm one of the "most corrupt" members of congress. On daily Kos, see this diary by RVKU.
In NY-22    Obama got  48.8%  and   Richard Hanna 60.5%.  If you view NY as a T on its side, NY-22 is the southeastern part of the stem of the T.

Hanna was first elected in 2010. He has been endorsed by the NRA, and the Chamber of Commerce. He tweets as @RepRichardHanna.

In 2012, Hanna's biggest contributors were the Securities industry and Contractors. He outraised his opponent, Dan Lamb, by $1 million to $300,000. In 2014 he has no opponent that I know of.

and in NY-23     Obama got 48.4% while Tom Reed   51.9%. NY-23 is the southwestern part of the stem of the T.

Reed was first elected in 2010. He has been endorsed by the NRA and the Chamber of Commerce. He tweets as @RepTomReed.

In 2012, Reed's biggest donors were the Securities and Real Estate industries. He outraised his opponent, Nathan Shinagawa, $2.1 million to $800,000. In 2014, Martha Robertson is running against Reed. Her website, she tweets as @MarthaForNY.


In 2012 his main donors were the health professionals and casino industry. He outraised his opponent (John Ocegu) by $2.4 million to $1.5 million. In 2014 he has no opponents I know of.

See also this diary by pipsorcle.


Wikipedia, DKE, Open Secrets, Twitter, Organizing for America, Vote Smart, CREW, Ballotopedia, Act Blue

Here is a map of New York

Still to come:

OH-01         Chabot, Steve                 46.3
OH-10         Turner, Michael                48.2
OH-14         Joyce, David                    47.6
OH-15         Stivers, Steve                 46.3

PA-06         Gerlach, Jim                     48.1
PA-07          Meehan, Pat                   48.5
PA-15         Dent, Charlie                    47.9
PA-16          Pitts, Joe                       46.3

VA-02         Rigell, Scott                     50.1
VA-04         Forbes, Randy                  48.8
VA-05         Hurt, Robert                    45.9
VA-10         Wolf, Frank                      48.8

WA-03        Herrera Beutler, Jaime        47.9

WI-01         Ryan, Paul                       47.4
WI-06         Petri, Tom                      45.8
WI-07         Duffy, Sean                     47.8
WI-08         Ribble, Reid                      47.6

Originally posted to plf515 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 02:06 PM PDT.

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