Kristen Gillibrand told NOW:
No one is holding the president accountable. What we need to do is to take back the House." Gillibrand said she is for a fight against terrorism, but also for the Iraqi peoples right of self-determination, setting a withdrawal date and ensuring no U.S. bases are left behind.
Newsday says Sweeney's facing a "potentially tough" re-election campaign from Kirsten Gillibrand in this July 29th article.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle notes that Republicans are trying to focus on a local election (we know this is an attempt to distance themselves from Bush's unpopularity) and are avoiding discussing national issues such as the war in their ads. The story pinpoints the 20th CD saying it is among the most competitive in the nation:
Several New York House races are considered among the most competitive in the nation, the top ones being the race in the Utica area to replace Republican Rep. Sherwood Boehlert and the race in the Albany area between GOP Rep. John Sweeney and Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand.
The Times Union and the Post Star both covered Gillibrand's Energy Plan over the weekend. Gillibrand calls for a new Energy Initiative has more information. Kirsten has the a 3 Point Plan up online here.