Sunday, October 25, 2009

Third party in Maryland gets write-up…

A new third party in Maryland gets write-up in Newspaper. Meg Tully writes on, “The Maryland Independent Party is affiliated nationally with America's Independent Party.

Tully describes the new party as, “…hoping to draw in people disenchanted with America's two major parties.” The party does not plan on organizing as an “official party”, but they plan on endorsing candidates that agree with their stances.

There is already a party in Maryland with a similar name “the Independent Party” which is different from “The Maryland Independent Party”


Modern Whigs getting noticed in Florida…

Modern Whigs are getting noticed in Florida. Tom McLaighlin writes on there are a number of people lining-up to unseat incumbent Representatives Jeff Miller and Allen Boyd.

McLaighlin writes about Paul Crandall McKain becoming the, ”first Whig candidate to run for federal office since Abraham Lincoln.” McKain is running against Representataive Boyd. McKain was quoted saying, “If the representative does not represent the wishes of the people, the people’s vote means nothing… they have no representation.”

The article wraps mention that there are three Modern Whig candidates running for Congress from Florida.


New York Times calls for the incumbent…

New York Times calls for incumbent New York City independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg to be re-elected.

The editorial as reported by said, “Mr. Bloomberg has been a first-rate steady hand during unsteady times… He guided the city out of the post-9/11 recession, then tucked away money during the boom years that followed. That foresight has helped New Yorkers weather one of the worst economic downturns in 80 years. Mayor Bloomberg has easily earned another four years."

CNN said the editorial was partly favorable to Democratic city Comptroller William Thompson who is running against Bloomberg, but was not fond of Thompson’s attacks on Bloomberg.


Bloomberg the Quarter-Billion dollar spending candidate….

The first paragraph of the story from Reuters says it all: “New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent more of his own money in pursuit of public office than any other individual in U.S. history, spending $85 million as of Friday on his latest reelection campaign, the New York Times reported on Saturday.”

The times article said Bloomberg is on pace to spend between $110 and $140 million of his own money prior to the November 3 mayoral election, spending more than a quarter billion dollars in his three bids for New York City Mayor.


Doug Hoffman’s Letter to the Editor in New York Post…

Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Post that was published on October 25. The letter explains why he is running for office and his beliefs. The eighteen paragraph (some of them one sentence paragraphs) letter to the editor can be summed-up in two paragraphs below.

Hoffman on his political beliefs: “They don’t seem to get it that increased spending leads to higher taxes and fuels a projected $9 trillion deficit. That earmarks and pork-barrel spending might be beneficial to their political careers, but are devastating to the taxpayers who foot the bill. They are oblivious to the fact that tort reform, cutting of waste, and the introduction of free-market solutions are the ways to lower the cost of health care. That Obama-care will only lead us down the slippery slope to socialized medicine.”

Hoffman on the Republican party and his base: “It is a battle that has been joined by current and former elected Republican officials, conservative activists and members of the ever-growing Tea Party and 9/12 movements. And if the GOP picks liberal candidates for the midterm congressional elections next year, they may find that there are a lot more people out there like me who won’t go along. We are not going to win by becoming more like the Democrats. We’re going to win by standing up for our beliefs.”


NRCC: Hoffman cannot win in special election

The National Republican Congressional Committee says Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman cannot win the special election in New York’s 23Rd Congressional District.

Alex Isenstadt writes on, “The NRCC plans to spend between $200,000 and $300,000 on TV ads in the final week-and-a-half of the campaign. The ads will focus on Owens and Scozzafava and will not mention Hoffman.”

They are continuing to back Assemblywoman Scozzafava saying she has the ground support to win in the district.

The article quotes an unnamed GOP source saying, “I have yet to see a poll that shows a path to victory for the Conservative… They have no base.” That same official told Isenstadt that Republicans backing Hoffman are dealing with, “hopes and dreams.”

Sorry for the pun, but we’ll have to wait a few more days to find-out who has a great dream and who is having a nightmare.


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