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Pro-Wall Street Democrat Takes On a House Veteran
« on: January 27, 2010, 10:13:23 PM »
I snorted so hard on the subway when I read this, I made another passenger jump.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/nyregion/27maloney.html?ref=nyregion

I just love Reshma Saujani's resume.....

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In 2005, she helped start an investment fund for a company partly owned by Hassan Nemazee, a Democratic fund-raiser who was charged with bank fraud last year. Ms. Saujani said she left before the alleged crimes. She went to another fund started by the Carlyle Group, before it was hammered by credit-default swaps. Then she shifted to Fortress Investment Partners, which cratered in the market meltdown.

I, myself, really have no complaints with Rep Maloney...but, you'd better be doing better than a three time loser on Wall Street to get me to, even for a second, consider voting for you.

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Re: Wall Street Dem Takes On House Veteran
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 12:41:38 PM »

That is a good snort.
It would be great to have a pro growth pro biz rep, but that challenger does not appear to make a sensible case.
Maloney must love the author of that piece.

Even if the challenge is weak, it may strengthen the Reps connections with the voters.

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/memsearch.php

I wish Maloney had more encouraging fundraising disclosures, but it appears to be an expected mix of financial and union moneys.
(Some irony with the Supremes recent overturn for collective/corporate political 'speech')


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http://www.carolynmaloney.com/legislative.php



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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 01:14:13 PM »

Based on very little, it seems Gilli would have a 2-1 advantage over a Dem challenger.
Still that seems enough to suggest there should be a primary to have Kirsten earn the statewide nomination.

Dems, would you want to see a primary? Or would you rather forego it and simply have Gilli prepare for the general election contest?

Not related, I thought there was quite  a good article on how journalists should do a better job of covering challengers.
One never knows when a contest may actually become a contest.

I am keeping hope open for further challengers.
[I also am considering that it appears Dems will be looking to keep majorities. If that is actually the case, voters should consider how strongly they want to keep incumbents and which ones. I would welcome a split NY delegation, but it depends on which newcomer.]


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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat Takes On a House Veteran
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 02:09:09 PM »
I snorted so hard on the subway when I read this, I made another passenger jump.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/nyregion/27maloney.html?ref=nyregion

I just love Reshma Saujani's resume.....

I, myself, really have no complaints with Rep Maloney...but, you'd better be doing better than a three time loser on Wall Street to get me to, even for a second, consider voting for you.



And if you want me to vote for you, don't leave any more rambling messages, complete with 2 false starts, on my answering machine.

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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat Takes On a House Veteran
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 02:19:36 PM »
And if you want me to vote for you, don't leave any more rambling messages, complete with 2 false starts, on my answering machine.
me too enough with the phone calls , wish the do not call list included politicians


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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 10:45:28 AM »

A bit on the fundraising behind the candidates.
At least a little news of encouragement.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/nyregion/03donors.html?ref=nyregion


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In recent weeks, both Ms. Gillibrand and Mr. Ford have sought to portray themselves as allies of the financial industry, even as they acknowledge public outrage over extravagant executive compensation deals.
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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 12:22:20 PM »
A bit on the fundraising behind the candidates.
At least a little news of encouragement.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/nyregion/03donors.html?ref=nyregion



Ah, the rich people of Manhattan are fighting. That makes me sad. :cry:
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 10:00:15 PM »
Ah, the rich people of Manhattan are fighting. That makes me sad. :cry:

[Satire]
Would it be true that Cuomo would retire were the NYT and/or NYP wrote about his cocaine distribution network and kickbacks from those he threatens to indict?

[Satire]
If this is the campaign being pushed, what would be the value of returning Dems to power in Albany.


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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010, 11:53:37 PM »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-papa/ex-addict-welcomes-ex-add_b_433313.html
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From what I've heard, most of the Financial firms are hooked on blow (And don't ask me why I know this).

I don't think Schumer has much to worry about. He has 19 million cash on hand as of Feb 4th. And I'm not really sure he is an automatic lackey for Wall Street. However, I do think he is between a rock and a hard place trying to balance the two constituencies of Wall Street and the rest of us.
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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2010, 01:58:42 PM »

This may be a bit random. Considered a business wizard. And I think his views are pretty strongly Democrat.
A surprising read.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/35644956

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Re: Pro-Wall Street Takes On a House Veteran
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2010, 11:05:27 AM »

While there may more turnover elsewhere in the country, I think many local races largely are to catch up on issues.
Will see what to make of this.

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● Republican Ryan Brumberg, who has worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company plans to challenge Congressmember Carolyn Maloney or the Democratic nominee in the 14th Congressional District race this November. Brumberg describes himself as socially liberal and fiscally conservative, and the new breed of the Republican Party.

● Aravella Simotas, who is running for New York State Assembly in the 36th Assembly District Democratic primary against Jeremiah Frei-Pearson picked up two major labor endorsements. Both the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500 (UFCW 1500) and the CWA Local 1182 endorsed Simotas. UFCW Local 1500 based out of Queens Village, represents more than 23,000 grocery workers in New York and CWA 1182 represents more than 2,500 Uniform Traffic & Sanitation Enforcement Agents in the city.


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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat Takes On a House Veteran
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 10:17:55 AM »
Here in Astoria, Ms. Saujani is promoting herself as the voice of recent immigrants.  I had two questions about her: 1) why is she challenging Carolyn Maloney instead of some mediocrity elsewhere in the city, and 2) how is she promoting herself in Manhattan?

I suppose now I have the answer to both questions.
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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat Takes On a House Veteran
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 02:36:58 PM »
When I first heard about Reshma Saujani I was pretty excited. I like Maloney but she's been in office for like, 17 years and I think that's just too long. But the more I got to know about Saujani, the less I liked her. I mean, it's not like Maloney has never taken a dime from big business or anything but Reshma Saujani just seems way too proud of the Wall Street chicanery that messed up our economy.

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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat Takes On a House Veteran
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2010, 02:39:18 PM »
I think each candidate would love to have a reporter write an article about their opponent like this.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-05-18/columns/reshma-saujani-congress-carolyn-maloney/


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Asked for a copy of her résumé, Saujani's campaign initially refused. "People don't typically ask for it," said Saujani, who is promoting innovation and new ideas as a top campaign theme. After loud squawks were made, she relented.

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Re: Pro-Wall Street Democrat Takes On a House Veteran
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2010, 02:50:59 PM »
I think each candidate would love to have a reporter write an article about their opponent like this.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-05-18/columns/reshma-saujani-congress-carolyn-maloney/


Wall Street Runs for Congress



Wow. Maloney really has some allies in the press!


 

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