Following the sudden death of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, age 88, observers are speculating who might replace the longtime Representative — who rose to serve as the Chairwoman of the powerful House Rules Committee during her three decades in elected office. Initial political chatter pits Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren against former Lt. Governor Bob Duffy — two popular and well know Democrats in the district. Observers … Continue reading Golisano for Congress?
As Chuck Schumer’s popularity continues to fall — particularly in economically depressed communities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica — the Senate Minority Leader keeps refusing to involve himself in the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement being conducted in Montreal. Rust Belt activists, who are responsible for swinging the presidency to Donald Trump, are calling for an end to the trade … Continue reading Schumer refuses to demand NAFTA access to Canadian banking markets
Jane Cameron, purportedly a social justice activist, is actively fundraising money for the Congressional candidacy of Nate McMurray, a Vice President at the global hospitality giant based in Buffalo and owned by billionaire Jacobs family, Delaware North. Cameron is now circulating donation requests in a slew of social justice themed activist groups on Facebook, which is raising eyebrows considering that McMurray can easily leverage his … Continue reading Social justice activist fundraises for Delaware North’s congressional candidate
If political chatter is any indication, support for Senator Chuck Schumer is falling precipitously following a federal government shutdown that stems from Schumer’s ‘procedural objection,’ effectively filibustering a vote on the budget. Schumer is demanding that immigration laws are liberalized before he allows a vote to be taken that would reopen the government. Among Schumer’s working class constituencies in Rust Belt cities like Buffalo, Syracuse, … Continue reading Schumer shuts down government for immigrants, but not for Rust Belt’s working class
Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, the owners of Koch Industries, are the founders and funders of a number of conservative and libertarian political organizations, and credited with swinging control of the House of Representatives in 2010. This year, when it comes to the United States Senate, the Kochs will spend heavily in all the obvious places: Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania (all places where Democrat … Continue reading The Koch Brothers would be wise to back Chris Jacobs against Kirstin Gillibrand
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the most senior Democrat in the federal government, is being pressured by a Midwestern contingent of the party to prioritize struggling legacy cities in the formerly industrial Midwest in any infrastructure bill that emerges in the next Congressional session. President Donald Trump’s popularity among working class constituencies hardest hit by the collapse of American manufacturing and free trade policies, won … Continue reading Schumer pressured to prioritize Rust Belt in infrastructure plan
Democratic Party activists are almost enthralled. Attorney Kevin Stocker, a prominent and popular moderate Republican and former Town Prosecutor, is willing to primary incumbent Congressman Chris Collins, one of the wealthiest members of the House of Representatives and a resident of Clarence’s Spaulding Lake neighborhood. Stocker has not yet made any decisions, but judging from his social media feed, he remains very open to the possibility. “You … Continue reading Kevin Stocker is willing to primary Chris Collins