Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Paladino Sticks Nose in NNY Politics With Call for Stefanik Primary- Times Union

      GOP activist and 2010 Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has gone after Rep. Elise Stefanik big time, sending out an email seeking primary challengers and calling her a "fraud" and a "RINO". He labeled her "establishment" and said "we" are done with her, without saying who "we" are.
       Mr. Paladino has been pressuring upstate GOP Members of Congress to publicly endorse Donald Trump, something Rep. Stefanik has declined to do.
        This week former NY 21 candidate Matt Doheny publicly endorsed Mr. Trump in a letter to the WDT editor, and then curiously TV-7 made it into a news story. A former office seeker out of the public eye for some time "endorsing" someone for President is not news normally, and it was probably requested coverage. Don't know if Mr. Paladino's screed the same week is coincidental or not.
         A possible challenge in the making ?  Yesterday City Council Member Walczyk stopped by to get me to sign a Stefanik petition, so if someone is going to challenge they would need to get started and would need some organization.
        There may still be resentment over the 2014 primary in some precincts, but for the most part, people seem to think Rep. Stefanik is a hard working representative for the North Country.
          Recently Mayor Butler wrote a letter to the Glens Falls paper in praise of Ms. Stefanik and just two years ago he made a lunch wager against her election prospects, so I don't think any dump Stefanik sentiment extends far beyond Buffalo's most bombastic pol.
Paladino: ‘Anyone interested in primary to defeat Elise Stefanik?’ - Capitol Confidential

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Honestly Jeff.. Was Walcvzyk on our time working for Ritchie or was it after hours.. Honestly now...

Anonymous said...

She is as Paladino described her and she should face an opponent in the primary, but holding back her endorsement until NY21 voters have been heard is not an issue.

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of us who would like to dump her. But for who? she is the best that has applied for the job. Who are we going to get? Hoffman? Fratty Matty? They couldn't win even if they were better on the issues.

While I have my criticisms of the RINO Harvard Gal, I must say Crazy Carl is living up to his name on this one. There is absolutely no reason for her to endorse anyone before the primary. And if she was going to endorse anyone to appease conservatives, it certainly wouldn't be Trump.

Anonymous said...

Doheny just ran in the last election and he still donates to campaigns, which in turn spend money on media. His endorsement IS news.

Anonymous said...

His announcement would be bigger news.. It still think he has character flaws but so does she now that she has shown her true colors. The bakers presence is nothing for her

Anonymous said...

I noticed Jeff didnt answer so that indicates Walzck is working on the side while working for NYS and Ritchie..

Anonymous said...

Wait until Elyse starts to use her "war chest". And remember, if Mike Derrick does threaten a scare, there is always Americans for Progress and Karl with more bags of money behind that. No one is going to risk having Karl push their nose in dirt after the last election when AFG did that to Woolfe. Remember that Elyse won't "control" what help is given to her from outside her campaign.
There is more Republican out cry about Trump's crassness around here than there was when Karl slung his mud.

Anonymous said...

It would be refreshing for more politicians to stick their necks out and announce before our primary. I respect those that have.

Anonymous said...

Elise has done as she promised, worked for district as a whole. Not many female leaders backing Trump early expect wacko Palin, you think Elise wants a photo opp with Carl on one side and Sarah on the other holding how a trump sign?