I was looking at the Blog Roll on Liz Benjamin's page and see Jude Seymour and Newzjunky join this blog as recommended reading from our region. Kudos to them both for helping spread news of the North Country to a much broader audience. Of course as a grad of the Mizzou School of Journalism, I feel that's gives me an edge over Notre Dame but I am sure there are those who feel otherwise.
On to the great issues...FEC reports are in and John McHugh still has $116,000 sitting around. And our current crop of Congressional candidates have all been fronting their own money to get things going. As usual the locals in NY 23 are a bit stingy and are not used to the requisite giving needed to run multi-million dollar campaigns.
How about every GOP and Democratic state and county committee person write a $100 check today to their Congressional candidate.....And everyone who has a patronage job should write one for $500 or more..in short anybody with excess cash...That means all of DANC, PASNY, Tug Hill, bridge authorities, the Counties in NY23, State Office Bldg. managers, teachers, union bosses, captains of industry, pension double-dippers, lobbyists, media barons, and the list goes on.....Oh, and each of these should have their spouse or partner write a check.
That would at least bring some some semblence of district involvement in the race.
HELPING OUT STATE CALL FROM ME: I have been feeling so bad about the state's cash flow problem that I have decided to help out. I am sending out my quarterly payroll taxes today instead of waiting till April 30 as is customary. I urge all employers do the same to help our state lawmakers and governor through tough times.
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