Friday, November 03, 2006

Another Gillibrand Endorsement

Daily Star in Oneonta published 11/3/06

Vote Gillibrand over Sweeney

In the 20th Congressional District, Republican Rep. John Sweeney has refused to have even one debate with Democratic candidate Kirsten Gillibrand and declined an invitation to talk to this newspaper’s editorial board.

Lobbyists, however, have had no problem at all in getting Mr. Sweeney’s attention.

Whether it’s a 2001 trip to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a ski trip to a plush resort in Utah, Sweeney is part of the problem of our government appearing to be for sale to big-money interests.

Sweeney has run an arrogant, bullying campaign and has abrogated his congressional oversight responsibilities by going along with President Bush’s efforts to expand the power of the executive branch.

Mrs. Gillibrand, on the other hand, is a breath of fresh air even while proving herself to be a tough, energetic campaigner.

She talks about such issues as abortion rights, health care and Iraq in a serious, open and forthright manner.

The 20th District most definitely needs a change. That change is named Kirsten Gillibrand. We strongly advocate her election on Tuesday.

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