Ethics in politics is often considered a joke, especially in New York State. This is an example of why. Because Republicans need to be called out on this as much as Democrats.
In depth review of the 4+ hour event with protesters and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and NY-22 Rep. Claudia Tenney. Because major news media coverage of 2 minutes to 28 seconds is not enough to inform voters.
Rep. Chris Collins – “So for NY-22 to have their best representation, while people may not like to hear how politics plays out they need a Republican who sits in the majority. Who’s in the room when decisions are being made. Who can step forward, if there is anything relative to the NY-22, that’s of a concern and have the ear of the Speaker of the House, the Majority Leader and all the Committee Chairmen.”
Secrecy in raising funds, a hidden website, possible foreign national connections, a lack of a political platform, and a refusal to discuss the political positions of candidate Phillips to multiple press questions over several days seems to outweigh the jovial ‘local man running’ aesthetic that the campaign is seeking to promote.
What is clear is that after a long hiatus, George Phillips is emerging as at least one of the Republican challengers to Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney’s frontrunner position in the New York 22nd Congressional District race.
We received mailings from both candidates in the 2015 NY 52nd State Senate special election, and reviewed those mailings as compared to their campaign websites. It is not the purpose of this article to take a side in the race. The point is to highlight what the candidates must discuss and the public should learn more about.
Denver Jones on Fred Akshar nomination, “I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t seem to look at me a little bit more. I still believe I have more support than anybody else running, and it’s across all Party lines.”
We had the opportunity to ask where Mr. Astorino stands on the controversial NY START-UP, we asked what was the alternative that Mr. Astorino has to this and similar programs? Mr. Astorino opposes Government picking and choosing which private business to support or not. Mr. Astorino seeks to lower corporate and personal taxes as a means to spur business growth.