A review of 2016, including three TOP 10 lists
Steve Wells dodges constituent questions, evades on answers. Is this an example of what he would be like in Congress if elected?
Polls are just a snapshot at a given moment of the views of a group of people at any given moment. Citizen’s United conducted a poll, on June 18, 2016, showing Claudia Tenney at 38%, Steve Wells at 26%, and George Phillips continues to trail with just 11%. Ultimately it is up to voters, not pundits nor negative ads or polls, to decide if those are reasons to take Claudia Tenney, or potentially one of her opponents, to the general election with Democrat Kim Myers in November.
George Phillips won the WSKG 2 man debate. The bad of the debate was far more expansive and detailed. From the first question the lack of Claudia Tenney was felt in the debate. The first question was on gun control and the Orlando shooting.
All in all, this is an in-context comparison of all the candidates in the NY-22 race. Still no comparison of quantity or attempt at categorizing quality can be done for the masses in a definitive manner. There are far too many issues, and each individual weighs each issue according to their own values. That said, it is unfair and misleading to selectively edit a quantity and isolate a singular candidate, to create a political advantage while obfuscating facts from voters.
The question of character comes up when a candidate avoids news media while professing to be open to questions, as happened May 10th with Steve Wells.
Political Action Committee’s can affect how the public sees a candidate and what they see. Here are all the PAC’s currently involved in the NY-22 race.
Full video of Michael Vasquez speaking to voters in Vestal, NY on May 3, 2016
To paraphrase – If the Wells campaign won’t come to Binghamton Political Buzz, we will try to come to Wells. Because candidates are obligated to speak to the public if they want to be elected, in our opinion.
Former candidate David Trone and the Maryland 8th congressional primary may well be a corollary to the New York 22nd congressional race as well as the political copycat trend.