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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2010, 08:23:37 AM »
Welcome CA.
McD can clue you in on many things and you might want to check out the Dem clubs.


The Assembly race is an open seat this election, considered filled.
Most officials here are Dem and win by wide margins. As to whether folks actually like them ...
I imagine Gianaris is well respected for a number of reasons.


One question for NYS is will there be any change of leader in the state senate?  I hope yes.
[If I were to vote Dem this year, Gianaris would likely be the one vote.]
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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2010, 10:19:04 PM »
Thanks TRX.  I love trying to stay involved and I would love to get active. Astorias representatives are getting younger which is exciting. Gianaris (i spelled it right!) and this simotas woman and I think Vallone is young too. Should i stop by their offices, or is that frowned upon? I would love to offer to volunteer.

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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2010, 01:20:35 AM »
They would almost certainly be up for volunteer help - just swing by the offices and talk with folks, they're all very approachable and helpful.

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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2010, 12:27:30 PM »

What do you all make of DioGuardi?
I wish he were running against Schumer.
For me
DioGuardi>Gillibrand>Schumer>Townsend

http://www.youtube.com/user/DioGuardiForUSSenate

http://www.dioguardiforussenate.com/issues.php

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But I dont imagine too many women voting against Gilli.

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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2010, 04:20:00 PM »

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The League of Women Voters, television news organizations and underfunded opponents are trying to get Democratic front-runners
Andrew Cuomo and Charles Schumer to debate before the Nov. 2 elections.

So far, Cuomo hasn't accepted a governor's race debate and Schumer hasn't agreed to a debate in the contest for his U.S. Senate seat.

What aspects of democracy do Democrats believe in?
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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2010, 10:49:12 PM »
One of my friends dragged me to the local democratic club meeting tonight. I forgot the name but have seen it here before. It was great.  Gianaris, Vallone and Simotas all spoke.  They are all great!  I am going to start helping Gianaris out in his campaign, I got to talk to him briefly. So happy that i went!

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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2010, 11:18:04 PM »
Wish I'd known you were there!  How'd you like the meeting?  (I was the guy running it - come say hi next time!  :-) )  Thanks for coming too!  (Powhatan and Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club of Queens)

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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2010, 09:36:17 AM »
What aspects of democracy do Democrats believe in?

I appreciate that Cuomo has stepped up for this. Interesting that he is currently favored by a small majority of indies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/nyregion/08debate.html

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Mr. Cuomo, the Democratic nominee for governor, and Mr. Paladino, his Republican opponent, each announced on Thursday that he had accepted an invitation to a debate on Oct. 18 at Hofstra University.

The debate will also include five other candidates for governor who are on the ballot next month, including Kristin Davis, the former madam running on the line of the Anti-Prohibition Party, and Charles Barron, the Brooklyn city councilman running on the Freedom Party line.

The others are Howie Hawkins, on the Green Party line; Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party candidate; and Jimmy McMillan, the candidate of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party.

The debate will be co-hosted by News 12 Networks and Newsday. It will be shown only on cable.



I think some of the candidates may impress more than expected. Including Redlich. And Howie Hawkins has gotten some praise from journalists.

http://www.smartvoter.org/2010/11/02/ny/qn/

LWV NY has some information for voters about the election and the candidates.
Many candidates provided answers. A bit disappointed by a few campaigns that did not meet their request.
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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2010, 12:27:04 AM »
Wish I'd known you were there!  How'd you like the meeting?  (I was the guy running it - come say hi next time!  :-) )  Thanks for coming too!  (Powhatan and Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club of Queens)

I live near a building called the Taminent? I saw a bunch of activity during the summer and see people going in and out of there. I think Simotas, Maloney and Gianaris were around there because they had signs on the door. Is this like your group? I like Maloney and Gianaris and Simotas seems like she is the candidate that is up and coming.

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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2010, 01:05:13 AM »
Taminent is very similar to Powhatan - they're both regular Democratic clubs (meaning affiliated with the Queens Democratic County Organization and have District Leaders affiliated with the club).  All three campaigns were based out of Taminent this year (our water was broken for a few months, so we didn't host anyone lamentably).  They're great folks.

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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2010, 08:57:43 AM »
Anyone go to any of the Election Forums in Dutch Kills, I saw a flyer about it. Curious about if anything interesting was said.

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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2010, 09:30:12 PM »
Just curious, but for the 2008 elections someone posted a candidate finder site that had links to all the candidates and a fairly basic rundown of their stance on most / all of the main electorate talking points.  I was wondering if such a think existed for this go-round. I don't want to just blindly vote for Kristen Davis, because she would try to make it easier for me to walk to the bodega for 1/8 of sticky icky, but I'd also like to know where she stands on broader statewide issues. If anyone has such a resource, I would wholeheartedly appreciate it.
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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2010, 09:57:21 PM »
I just took another look at the smart voter site, and gave it the 5 minutes of attention it needed to actually see who is on my ballot (and another 5 to realize that I wish Kristen Davis' platform was being presented in a respectable fashion). All I can do is take a line from the Who "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss."
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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2010, 04:34:22 PM »

http://brennan.3cdn.net/5877b91615a450bdb8_dvm6b5y1b.pdf

http://albanysinsanity.wnymedia.net/blogs/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/sample-2010-New-York-state-ballot.jpg

http://reformny.blogspot.com/2010/10/nyc-sample-ballot-2010-early-look.html


I think the ballot will not be an issue for most voters. However, some of the lines may show candidates from more than one party. Be careful to only vote for one candidate for each race as appropriate.

If you find an error message when scan voting, feel free to ask for help.

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Re: General Election Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2010, 11:07:34 AM »
I saw that Gianaris won by a huge margin! I was actually helping hand out pamphlets for his campaign yesterday


 

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