Thursday, August 17, 2006

Recent News Rounds

Kirsten Gillibrand will be at the Delaware County Fair today in Walton see Delaware County Dems for more.

Also, her new TV ad has been mentioned by MSNBC under Security Politics, saying

A week ago, we wrote how Bush has become a key issue in the midterms, and how Democratic candidates across the country are using his image (negatively) in their ads. In upstate New York, Kirsten Gillibrand (D) is airing a new TV ad taking on Bush's foreign policy in her race against Rep. John Sweeney (R). The ad begins with Bush saying the United States is making progress in Iraq. "I respectfully disagree," Gillibrand replies. "I'm Kirsten Gillibrand, and I'll stand up to the President when he is wrong."

Here's good coverage of the Greene County Democratic Picnic where Hillary Clinton and Kirsten Gillibrand appeared together recently. Learn more about the endorsement Kirsten picked up here. Clinton said, "We have a great opportunity to send a young woman to congress who is going to help us make this difference and she can be part of a new Democratic majority.... Then we'll be able to get back to holding this president accountable."

The National Journal moved the 20th race up yesterday from 25th most competitive race to the 24th.

They ask "Is this the single nastiest House race of the cycle?

They answer themselves "It's certainly one of the top five dirtiest right now."

I answer "Of course Bush's lapdog and Rent a Riot Gooney Bird was going to come out swinging when he realized his posh job as our not-so-representative would be falling by the wayside so that "we, the people" could have a real voice in congress again." Good thing for us that all the sluggin' and thuggin' in the world won't stop Kirsten from fighting for what she believes in.


Blogger Colin Neal said...

Here is some late breaking news on an upcoming Sweeney protest -

Here are the details of the protest from the website -

Join us to expose how Rep. Sweeney has been "caught red-handed" voting to cut $150 million from veteran's benefits while sending the Troops to War for Oil. We are going to show-up with signs and big foam red hands, distribute leaflets and make our presence known. We want to let everyone know Sweeney is taking money from and representing the Corporate Elite, the War Profiteers and Oil Barons, not the voters. We are protesting outside of a luncheon for Congressman John Sweeney with Rudy Giuliani, hosted by Corporate Lobbyists Julie Chlopecki and David Fuscus, at 65 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs. for info, call 518-456-5721, 583-4326

Before the protest, here are some of Sweeney's votes on military and veterans issues that you should know about -

How Sweeney has turned his back on our troops -

John Sweeney voted against a bonus to grant $1,500 to every American Service Member serving in Iraq and Afghanistan

John Sweeney voted against expanded access to the military's TRICARE health insurance program, despite the fact that 40% of reservists (ages 19-35) lack health coverage (source: DNCC's GOP Auction House)

How Sweeney has turned his back on our veterans -

John Sweeney voted against a "bid to stop the miltary from cutting death benefits for surviving spouses by the sum received in veterans'dependency and indeminity payments" (Source: The Post Star, May 14, 2006, in reference to HR 5122)

John Sweeney voted against a bill which would have provided an adequate level of funding for veterans' medical care as well as other programs (Roll Call #17, 1/29/03)

John voted in favor of legislation slashing billions from veterans programs in 2004 (RES 685, June 24, 2004)

John Sweeney was one of the only members of the House to vote against the VETERANS MINIMUM HEALTH CARE ACT which
has enhanced "programs providing health care, education, memorial, and other benefits for veterans, to authorize major medical facility projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes" (Source:, HR 2116, 1999)

This should be a lot of fun! See you there!

12:30 PM  

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