Did you know that according to opensecrets.org, out of all 435 house members, John Sweeney is the SEVENTH largest recipient of money from lobbyists, right behind Tom Delay?
Here's the link
. (John Sweeney is listed as 18 because it includes both House AND Senate members)
Gillibrand ought to REALLY make a BIG issue out of this one.
Do the people in this district really want somebody representing them who is beholden to certain groups which probably don't have Eastern Upstate NY's best interests in mind?
I suggest we all start writing letters to the local newspapers (Post-Star, Times Union, Gazette, Record, Saratogian, etc.) and keep repeating "John Sweeney is the seventh highest recipient of money from lobbyists in the House, right behind Tom Delay" until every voter in NY-20 practically has this line practically memorized.