Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is known to be in serious trouble of not being re-elected in the mid-term elections this November. Polling shows that a generic unknown Republican candidate stands a good chance of beating the NY Senator – literally a race of 39% – 34%. Some have speculated that the tight polling versus almost anyone with a Republican moniker have lead to reversals in position on the proposed 9/11 trials to be held in New York City. Trials that are widely disapproved of in the entire State.
Sen. Gillibrand is already well-positioned with the far-left segment of the Democrat Party, having gained the support of ACORN in 2009. It is unclear the connection of that support and the vote made by Gillibrand in favor of ACORN. Though it is clear that Gillibrand was among the only 7 Senators that voted in this manner. The senior Senator of NY, Charles Schumer voted against ACORN.
The latest news out indicates that Senator Gillibrand is going to again make a strong push towards what seems to be the far-left in New York. It has been reported that Gillibrand will appear alongside former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones at a panel sponsored by the Advocacy Project at the Harvard Club in New York next month. Van Jones is probably best recalled for his views on 9/11, self-proclaimation as a communist, and controversial comments.
The Advocacy Project describes itself as
Democrat leadership should be asked if they believe this panel with Van Jones, and this organization, helps or hurts their chances in the mid-term election.
The question that voters in New York State must ask themselves is if the discussion next month is an isolated event, or if it connects more closely with the voting record and views of Senator Gillibrand. The next question that must be asked is, if it is connected, does that reflect the views they hold.